I HAVE BEEN TOLD I DESERVE
“A FULL LIFE THAT ISN’T JUST ABOUT FIGHTING FOR THINGS”

You wouldn’t know it from the page that introduces the topic (love the pictures of text to indicate other languages – even a picture of Spanish!), but the TTC is running a survey on its own server, survey.ttc.ca. It’s an exercise in either propaganda or data collection, depending on your beliefs.

  • The pages launches from a popup window. I’ve just solved that problem for you. Unrequested popups are a WCAG violation and are an accessibility barrier. We aren’t being persnickety about them; they get in people’s way. It also means that popup windows for error messages are forbidden too.

  • How many tables for layout? 22. Validation errors? Only 18, mostly due to the unnecessary JavaScript.

  • You must complete Question 6 (emphasis removed to reduce tackiness):

    The TTC is facing significant financial pressures. What do you feel is the best way for the TTC to deal with the funding gap? (Select all that apply)

    • Have the City of Toronto raise taxes to provide additional funding
    • Raise fares
    • Reduce service

    You cannot abstain from the question or give another answer.

  • Best of all, typing in the first three characters of a valid postal code has them autoconvert before your very eyes to 4-2, which then gives you a pop-up error message. You can dismiss it, but you can’t fix the original problem.

    Dialogue box gives URL and says Invalid Postal Code. Window underneath lists 4-2 in a field for first three characters of home postal code

You’ll also be able to fill out a paper form and drop it off in little boxes I’ve been seeing, and photographing, at subway stations since the weekend. That might be a better option, actually.

Remember: Even when they know they’re being watched, they carry right on fucking up.

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