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Implementation Details for Learning Chinese for Fun and Profit

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Details for Learning Chinese for Fun and Profit
Contact Name: Christophe Strobbe
Externality: [whitebox]
Submitter: Self
Conformance Level: ; Partial due to Language A
Type of site: Educational
Language: English and Dutch, with Chinese learning material
Site size: 11 - 100 pages
Starting URL: http://purl.org/NET/error404/chinese/
Conformance Scope:

All URLs starting with http://purl.org/NET/error404/chinese/
Note: purl.org is a URL resolution service, so the above address redirects to another server. The URL http://purl.org/NET/error404/chinese/ will remain up to date even if the content should move to another server.

Technologies relied upon: HTML CSS Script Media
Technologies not relied upon:

(PDF was planned but not implemented.)


Windows XP SP2 with Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 2, Opera 9. (I\'m currently not aware of screen readers that support Chinese; even the Chinese wikipedia page at http://zh.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E8%9E%A2%E5%B9%95%E9%96%B1%E8%AE%80%E5%99%A8&variant=zh-hans doesn\'t list any.)
Update October 2008: message on screen reader support for Chinese at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2008JulSep/0248.html

Evaluation Results
Success Criterion Level Evaluation Comments
1.1.1: Non-text Content A Pass  
1.2.1: Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) A N/A  
1.2.2: Captions (Prerecorded) A Pass  
1.2.3: Audio Description or Full Text Alternative A Pass

Full text alternative exists.

1.3.1: Info and Relationships A Pass

Lacking scope attributes is normally not a failure in an otherwise well structured table.

1.3.2: Meaningful Sequence A Pass  
1.3.3: Sensory Characteristics A N/A  
1.4.1: Use of Color A Pass  
1.4.2: Audio Control A N/A  
2.1.1: Keyboard A Pass  
2.1.2: No Keyboard Trap A Pass  
2.2.1: Timing Adjustable A N/A  
2.2.2: Pause, Stop, Hide A N/A  
2.3.1: Three Flashes or Below Threshold A N/A  
2.4.1: Bypass Blocks A N/A  
2.4.2: Page Titled A Pass  
2.4.3: Focus Order A Pass  
2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context) A Pass  
3.1.1: Language of Page A Pass  
3.2.1: On Focus A Pass  
3.2.2: On Input A N/A  
3.3.1: Error Identification A N/A  
3.3.2: Labels or Instructions A N/A  
4.1.1: Parsing A Pass  
4.1.2: Name, Role, Value A Pass  
Overall comments

The WCAG WG was unable to find AT that supports Dutch, English, and Chinese. Since processing all these languages are essential to the function of the site, it could not be considered accessible to its target audience. However, it followed all the needed techniques to conform to WCAG and only needs the existence of assistive technology in its languages to be fully conformant.