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New "all steps" summary redundant? Answered

There's a new "summary of all steps" added to the end of the intro step of each instructable. Maybe it's just me, but isn't it a bit overkill, with the already existing thumbnail previews? OK, maybe my 25-step instructable is unusual...

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11010010110

10 years ago

i really like it the new way. its like having a map of the instructable and not mousing to get pieces of it i did not check the code but it seems broken to me in many places - mostly the wysiwyg part. i'd prefer it to be less wysiwyg but more simple in construction

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kelseymh

10 years ago

I don't think it's redundant or overkill. "Mousing over" icons is implicitly not accessible (i.e., users with visual impairments are discriminated against). The summary of steps provides a directly "table of contents" which can be printed, played through a text-to-speech interface, or whatever is most convenient to the user. I wish I had noticed your posting before creating my own forum topic...I should probably go and "unpublish" mine...

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gmoonkelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

The ADA (and other international versions) comment is a good one. But all that info can be embedded within the code--alt tags, CSS organization and such.

I've never dug into the code to see if instructables makes a credible effort to be compliant....