September, 2006: Brainstorms and Raves is designed to be as universally accessible and usable as possible, conforming to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0), and keeping in mind the upcoming WCAG 2.0, currently an online Public Working Draft. Accessibility is of the utmost importance to Brainstorms and Raves.
For more on Web site accessibility, check out Brainstorms and Raves' posts on accessibility and WebsiteTips.com's Web Resources section, Accessibility, for helpful links to more W3C information, articles and tutorials, tools, recommended books, and more about Web site accessibility.
It is also the goal of Brainstorms and Raves to conform to Priority 3 checkpoints for WCAG 1.0. These checkpoints are subjective, so interpretations can vary; however, with that said, we've worked diligently at making Brainstorms and Raves as universally accessible as possible, regardless of the browser, device, or assistive devices.
If you find anything at Brainstorms and Raves confusing, difficult to use, or not accessible, please contact Brainstorms and Raves via the Contact page so that any problems are addressed quickly. We sincerely want to do all we can to make sure the site is as accessible as possible.
If you're familiar with WCAG conformance priority levels and find anything at all at this site that does NOT meet a minimum of Priority 1 and ideally also WCAG 1.0 Priority 2 and Priority 3, please contact Brainstorms and Raves via the Contact page and provide the page(s) and a description of the problems.
See Brainstorms and Raves' Colophon for more about the design and layout, what goes on behind the scenes, the artwork and graphics, and more.
Brainstorms and Raves intentionally does not use access key declarations. Research the past few years has shown that declaring them within Web sites can interfere with the users' underlying technologies, software, operating system, or all of these. In addition, while WCAG 1.0 suggests access key use, it doesn't appear that WCAG 2.0 will include them in light of the potential conflicts for users as stated above in this paragraph.
Brainstorms and Raves strives to provide a Web site that is widely accessible, user-friendly, and easy for visitors to use. If you find any problems or difficulties using this site, or if you find anything amiss, please contact us via our Contact page to let us know in as much detail as possible. On the other hand, if you find the site easy to use, we'd love to hear that, too, of course!
We welcome and appreciate your feedback to help us improve our Web site.
Last updated 22 September, 2006