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RE: W3C List of Evaluation Tools - Color blindness assistive tool

From: Sandor Herramhof <Sandor.Herramhof@jku.at>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 07:40:25 +0100
Message-Id: <4382CB690200006800002D66@zidgw.edvz.uni-linz.ac.at>
To: "Andrew Arch" <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Cc: <public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org>,<shadi@w3.org>

Hi Andrew, Shadi,

no problem, I wanted to start this morning with Visolve, but 
then read your mail (that you've already contacted them).

So, Shadi I'm open for another bunch of mail adresses ;)

Regards,
Sandor

>>> "Andrew Arch" <andrew.arch@nils.org.au> 22.11.2005 00:28 >>>
Sorry to jump in - had a free moment this morning so took the
initiative.
Next time I'll ask :)

Sandor, please advise the status of your follow-up - do I need to
contact
Masahiko and explain the duplication?

Andrew

-----Original Message-----
From: Shadi Abou-Zahra [mailto:shadi@w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, 22 November 2005 9:59 AM
To: Andrew Arch; Sandor Herramhof
Subject: Re: W3C List of Evaluation Tools - Color blindness assistive
tool


Hi Andrew,

Thanks for taking this on but please note that Sandor had also taken up
this
tool (sadly this was never communicated to the list, my fault).

Anyway, Sandor please hold off contacting this developer if you
haven't
already done so. Otherwise I suggest that Andrew sends a follow up
message
to Masahiko explaining the confusion so that the communication with
Sandor
can continue.

Regards,
  Shadi


Andrew Arch wrote:
> Dear Masahiko,
>
> The W3C/WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) is
currently
> in the process of updating the following list of Web accessibility
> evaluation tools on which your tool is listed:
>   * <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/existingtools>
>
> The new version of this tools list will provide sorting capabilities
so
that
> users are able to find tools according to their specific needs. The
> following static mock-ups show how this sortable list will look
like:
>   * <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/tools/>
>
> We are contacting you to help populate the database with current
information
> about your tool. Below you will find information about your tool that
is
> currently available to us. Please review this information, complete
any
> missing fields or provide changes.
>
> This information will be published unless we receive correction or
> amendments. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
>   * Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
>   * Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
>
>
> TOOL IDENTIFICATION:
> * TOOL NAME: Visolve
> * VENDOR NAME: Ryobi System Solutions
> * HOME PAGE: http://www.ryobi-sol.co.jp/visolve/en/ 
> * RELEASE DATE: 2005-10-01
>  (YYYY-MM-DD format)
> * VERSION NUMBER: 3.0
> * DESCRIPTION: (200 characters maximum)
> Visolve is the software that transforms colors of the computer
display
into
> the discriminable colors for various people including people with
color
> vision deficiency, commonly called color blindness. One of its aims
is to
> help people with color blindness guess a normal color. It can also be
used
> to select colours that color-blind users will be able to discern.
Visolve
> comes in two forms:
> 1) Visolve Deflector is the program invoked by Windows start menu,
shortcut,
> etc. By using it, you can transform color in the specified area, or
color
of
> the entire screen. Moreover, you can adjust the transformation degree
and
> can change the appearance of Visolve Toolbar.
> 2) Visolve Toolbar appears at the desktop taskbar, the Explorer
window,
and
> the Internet Explorer window by selecting the Visolve item in each
menu.
You
> can transform color of the entire screen, and color of the entire
Explorer
> window respectively.
>
> TOOL FEATURES:
> (The following features are described in the document "Selecting Web
> Accessibility Evaluation Tools" available at
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/selectingtools>)
> * OVERALL FUNCTIONALITY
>  - Accessible to people with disabilities:
>  - Assist manual evaluation for accessibility: yes
>  - Execute automated accessibility checks:
>  - Provide semi-automated repair options:
>  - Remote on-line service:
>  - Other:
>
> * USER INTERFACES
>  - Generate reports:
>  - In-page feedback:
>  - Page transformations: yes
>  - Step-by-step evaluations:
>  - Other:
>
> * LANGUAGES
>  - English: yes
>  - French:
>  - German:
>  - Italian:
>  - Japanese: yes
>  - Spanish:
>  - Other:
>
> * WEB TECHNOLOGIES
>  - CSS, Cascading Style Sheets:
>  - XHTML, Extensible Hypertext Markup Language:
>  - HTML, Hypertext Markup Language:
>  - PDF, Portable Document Format:
>  - SVG, Scalable Vector Graphics:
>  - Other:
>
> * OPERATING SYSTEMS
>  - BSD Unix:
>  - Linux:
>  - MacOS:
>  - Solaris:
>  - Windows: yes
>  - Other:
>
> * GUIDELINES
>  - AccessiWeb, French national standard:
>  - BITV, German national standard:
>  - Section 508, US national standard:
>  - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0:
>  - Other:
>
> * INTEGRATION INTO BROWSERS
>  - Internet Explorer: yes
>  - Mozilla:
>  - Netscape:
>  - Opera:
>  - Other:
>
> * INTEGRATION INTO AUTHORING TOOLS
>  - Dreamweaver:
>  - FrontPage:
>  - Photoshop:
>  - Other:
>
> * EXPORT FORMATS
>  - CSV, Comma Separated Value:
>  - EARL, Evaluation and Report Language:
>  - HTML, Hypertext Markup Language:
>  - XML, Extensible Markup Language:
>  - Other:
>
> * LICENSE MODELS
>  - Commercial:
>  - Free Ware: yes - PLEASE CONFIRM
>  - Open Source:
>  - Share Ware:
>  - Other:
>
>
> Thank you for your cooperation!
>
> Regards,
>   Andrew Arch for ERT WG
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-wai-ert-tools-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-wai-ert-tools-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Shadi
> Abou-Zahra
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 November 2005 12:05 AM
> To: Masahiko Shimoda
> Cc: public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org 
> Subject: Re: Color blindness assistive tool
>
>
>
> Dear Masahiko,
>
> Thank you for your interest in adding this information about your
tool on
> our list of Web accessibility evaluation tools. We are currently in
the
> process of updating this list and providing a search functionality
for it.
A
> participant of the Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
will
> contact you shortly with some questions about your tool.
>
> Regards,
>  Shadi
>
>
> Masahiko Shimoda wrote:
>
>>
>>Hello,
>>
>>My name is Masahiko Shimoda and I am a system engineer/programmer
>>at "Ryobi System Solutions," a Japanese company.
>>
>>We have developed the software that transforms colors of the
computer
>>display into the discriminable colors for people with color
blindness,
>>and made it public on the Internet.  It is free for personal use.
>>This site's URL is:
>>    http://www.ryobi-sol.co.jp/visolve/en/ .
>>
>>We would like many people to use this software.  So could you
possibly
>>add our software into your existing tools list on your website?
>>
>>
>>That software transforms colors so as to reflect the degree of color
>>saturation into its brightness regularly.  And its purposes are the
>>following:
>>    1. to help people with color blindness know the color gradations
>>       in natural scenery etc. by their visual information,
>>    2. to help people with color blindness guess a normal color by
>>       seeing the changes via transformation.
>>Some transformation examples are shown on that website.
>>
>>
>>I hope you will give this your consideration.
>>
>>Best regards,
>
>
> --
>
> Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe
> Chair and Team Contact for the Evaluation and Repair Tools WG
> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),           http://www.w3.org/ 
> Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI),    http://www.w3.org/WAI/ 
> WAI-TIES Project,                 http://www.w3.org/WAI/TIES/ 
> Evaluation and Repair Tools WG,     http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/ 
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Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe
Chair and Team Contact for the Evaluation and Repair Tools WG
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),           http://www.w3.org/ 
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI),    http://www.w3.org/WAI/ 
WAI-TIES Project,                 http://www.w3.org/WAI/TIES/ 
Evaluation and Repair Tools WG,     http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/ 
2004, Route des Lucioles -- 06560, Sophia-Antipolis -- France
Voice: +33(0)4 92 38 50 64           Fax: +33(0)4 92 38 78 22


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