MiraPoint Accessibility Interest Group

Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

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Teleconference Information

Date: 2007-05-17

Time: 2:00 PM EDT; 1:00 PM CDT; 12:00 PM MDT; 11:00 AM PDT

Agenda

Major pages of MiraPoint WebMail Application have been tested and evaluated for accessibility and are availabe at:
http://cita.uiuc.edu/collaborate/evaluations.php

To start the discussion we are suggesting the following topics for our first meeting. This is the highlights of outstanding issues with the Inbox summary page where the summary of messages are displayed.

Inbox


Labeling Frames
Left hand frame: Mail Menu
Right hand frame: Message Frame
Blank: title=""
Labels for form controls

Titling Mail Views
H1 should be used for titling current mail view
1. Inbox or mail box name

Message Lists
H2: Main Mail Menu (in left frame)
H2: List of messages XX to YY [sorted by status | attachment | 
Priority | From | Subject | Date | Size] [in descending | ascending 
order] (in right frame)
H2: Message Options
H2: Sort Options
H3: From
H4: Subjects
H5: Date
H6: Size
Access Keys
1: List of e-mails
2: Search
3: Main Mail Options
4: Previous Messages lists
5: Next Messages Lists
7: Move/Selected combo box
8: Move Button
0: Delete Button

Minutes

Mirapoint teleconference Minutes 5/17/07
Carl Brasic

Next Meeting
 Date: Friday June 8, 2007 
 Time: 12:00 PM EDT; 11:00 AM EDT; 10:00 AM MDT; 9:00 AM PDT 
 Phone: 217 244-0518 

Attendees
* Hadi Rangin
* Jon Gunderson
* Matt Anderson
* Carl Brasic

Discussion

Looking to target the frame-based version of Mirapoint Webmail without javascript
Hidden Frame  provide title
Right hand frame title holds different content (list of messages, single message, preferences)

Hadi  Talking about 1. Frame name 2. Title for Page 3. Main heading for page
Jon  Dynamically updating frame title not top priority.  More important to use valid header structure.
Hadi would like to integrate these practices into main coding practices at Mirapoint.
Possible that engineer support will not be there to implement these changes

Labeling Frames

Left hand frame: Mail Menu
Right hand frame: Message Frame
Blank: title=""


Labels for form controls
Screen reader users do not see the information around form control, so they need labels.

Titling Mail Views

H1 should be used for titling current mail view
1. Inbox or mail box name
(The contents of the H1 should also be the page title)
 


Message Lists
Paging Control (How many messages you have and prev/next) is important info

H2: Main Mail Menu (in left frame)
Or just Main Menu
To make look and feel the same, use css positioning to position H2 element and other headers offscreen.
Headers will be used for header navigation
H2: List of messages XX to YY [sorted by status | attachment |
Priority | From | Subject | Date | Size] [in descending | ascending
order]  (in right frame)
Possibility to change branding
H2: Message Options
E.g. delete prev next
H2: Sort Options

H3: From
H4: Subjects
H5: Date
H6: Size

Access Keys
Number keys are good access keys for internationalization purposes and because 
there are less conflicts with existing shortcuts

1: List of e-mails
2: Search
3: Main Mail Options
4: Previous Messages lists
5: Next Messages Lists
7: Move/Selected combo box
8: Move Button
0: Delete Button

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Open Action Items

Test Rain Dance Teleconferencing technology for potential Training Webinar
Person responsible: Larry Herman, Jon Gunderson, Hadi Rangin
Status: In progress; first test on 10/10/2007 failed

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