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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    Web Accessibility Wokshop Survey Results

    These survey results were part of one day workshops "Designing Accessible Online Instructional Materials" held at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville and Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills in February of 2001.
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    Q1. Which of the following web authoring tools do you currently use or plan to? (out of 43)
    Text editor = 55.8% (24)
    Microsoft FrontPage = 46.5% (20)
    Macromedia Dream Weaver = 55.8% (24)
    SoftQuad HotMetal Pro = 2.3% (1)
    Generate HTML from server side = 16.3% (7)
    Adobe GoLive = 5% (2)
    Netscape Composer = 5% (2)
    Other tool = Claris HomePage, Allaire Cold Fusion Studio, Allaire Homesite, Fireworks, Lotus Notes, BlackBoard, WebCT, Microsoft 2000/2001, HTML keyboard macros.

    Q2. How many web pages do you maintain?
    1 ~ 49 = 37% (16)
    50 ~ 99 = 7% (3)
    99 above = 21% (9)
    No response = 35% (15)

    Q3.What is your knowledge of HTML?
    None= 5% (2)
    Novice = 21% (9)
    Apprentice = 19% (8)
    Journeyman = 40% (17)
    Expert = 16% (7)

    Q4.What is your knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets?
    None = 40% (17)
    Novice = 26% (11)
    Apprentice = 23% (10)
    Journeyman = 9% (4)
    Expert = 2% (1)

    Q5.What is your knowledge of extensible markup language (XML)?
    None = 58% (25)
    Novice = 28% (12)
    Apprentice = 14% (6)
    Journeyman = 0 % (0)
    Expert = 0 % (0)

    Q6.Do you include the ALT attribute for all your images?
    Yes = 60% (26)
    No = 23% (10)
    Don't know = 16% (7)

    Q7.Do you use images as links or for button controls?
    Yes = 74% (32)
    No = 14% (6)
    Don't know = 9% (4)
    No response = 2% (1)

    Q8.Do you use TABLE markup to layout information in columns on your web pages?
    Yes = 77% (33)
    No = 12% (5)
    Don't know = 12% (5)

    Q9.Do you use TABLE markup for presenting tabular data?
    Yes = 70% (30)
    No = 14% (6)
    Don't know = 16% (7)

    Q10.Do you use or plan to use audio and/or video resources in your web pages?
    Yes = 77% (33)
    No = 14% (6)
    Don't know = 9% (4)

    Q11. Do you use or plan to use XML in your web pages?
    Yes = 30% (13)
    No = 21% (9)
    Don't know = 44% (19)
    No response = 5% (2)

    Q12. Do you validate your web pages for conformance to HTML and other standards?
    Yes = 47% (20)
    No = 42% (18)
    No response = 12% (5)

    Q13. Do you check your web pages for accessibility by people with disabilities?
    Yes = 35% (15)
    No = 60% (26)
    No response = 5% (2)

    If yes, how do you check them?

    Bobby = 21% (9)
    Other = ReadPlease,Webspeak jaws, Color Blindness Fillers, alt tags check for different browsers

    Q14.Which browsers do you use to check your web pages?
    Microsoft Internet explorer = 81% (35)
    Netscape Navigator = 88% (38)
    Lynx = 5% (2)
    Opera = 12% (5)
    WebCT = 2% (1)

    Q15.How important is it to you that your web pages look visually the same on different?
    Not at all = 7% (3)
    Somewhat important = 26% (11)
    Very important = 47% (20)
    Critical = 12% (5)
    No response = 9% (4)

    Q16.Do you design your web pages for a particular browser?
    Yes = 14% (6)
    No = 81% (55)
    No response = 5% (2)
    If yes, which one?

    Explorer = 14% (6)
    Netscape = 12% (5)

    Q17.Do you use scripts, applets or active X components in your web pages?
    Yes = 51% (22)
    No = 37% (16)
    No response = 12% (5)
    If yes, what technologies?
    Javascript = 23% (10)
    Java applets = 9% (4)
    ASP = 5% (2)
    Other = PHP

    Q18. Are you interested in learning in making your web sites more accessible?
    Yes = 93% (40)
    No response = 7% (3)

    Q19. What types of forums are best for you to learn about accessibility?
    Workshop = 74% (32)
    Web based resources = 84% (36)
    e-mail listserve = 47% (20)
    Acess to tools = 67% (29)
    Other = Individual tutorial, CD/DVD of interactive resources, teaching administration

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    I think it would be interesting to see what SitePoint members would response in answer to some of these questions.

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    I've a question. I know Nicky is an Expert at WEB Accessibility and Accessible Design. My Question what is the best way to desing a web site that is has total balance on accessibility, design, content and everyting.

    where is the border line? between a accessible website and the others and where is line that says a site is good designed then others?

    Although some designer sometime well all the times thinks they've master piece all the time... but is it accessible that is the question.

    I've seen many page raise the issue of accessibility but yet I have not seen the Section 508 complience logo place on their own web site?

    Are we all going to talk and wait for someone do it for us? or as the report here shows that designer/developer are aware of it and ignoring it completely or to be truth lazy to do it.

    my attetion draws to:

    Q13. Do you check your web pages for accessibility by people with disabilities?
    Yes = 35% (15)
    No = 60% (26)


    Now I bet you're going to ask me m I 508 complient designer? well I love to be. but... what do you think... given 4 week deadline for my last project where I have to do everying from collecting content from different depertment and desing and everything plus the design has been rejected twice in the first 3 weeks because I made the design that kind of tries to balance accessibility and design.

    may be not all of you work on tight deadline in the industry. but end of the day I've deliver what I am asked and on time, and what I've said it did nothing when I tried to explain the issue of section 508.
    Azizur Rahman
    Web Application Developer

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    Very interesting results, although they mostly confirmed my intitial beliefs. I thought that XML would do better than that.

    I've been playing with standards now and it's not too tough to get everything right.



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