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From: Yehya Mohamad <yehya.mohamad@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 10:06:45 +0100
Message-ID: <43CB6225.3030003@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: its.directory@durham.ac.uk
Cc: public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org, shadi@w3.org

Dear Tool Vendor or Developer,

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

   * Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>


TOOL IDENTIFICATION:
* TOOL NAME: Alt Text Checker Alt Tag Checker
* VENDOR NAME: Durham University
* HOME PAGE: 
http://www.dur.ac.uk/its/services/web/accessibility/tools/alttext/
* RELEASE DATE: 01-01-2005
  (YYYY-MM-DD format)
* VERSION NUMBER:
* DESCRIPTION: (100 words maximum)
This checker looks at the \'alt\' attributes for each image on the page 
and displays the image (with \'alt\' attribute) in its context on the 
page as plain text. The image will be highlighted within the context 
like this and the real image will be next to it. If the image has a 
\'longdesc\' attribute this will be linked to after the image. All other 
text formatting on the \'alt\' text and its context will be removed to 
simulate a possible speech rendering of the text.

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: yes
  - Assist manual evaluation for accessibility:
  - Execute automated accessibility checks:
  - Provide semi-automated repair options:
  - Remote on-line service: yes
  - Other:

* USER INTERFACES
  - Generate reports: yes
  - In-page feedback:
  - Page transformations:
  - Step-by-step evaluations:
  - Other:

* LANGUAGES
  - English: yes
  - French:
  - German:
  - Italian:
  - Japanese:
  - Spanish:
  - Other:

* WEB TECHNOLOGIES
  - CSS, Cascading Style Sheets:
  - XHTML, Extensible Hypertext Markup Language:
  - HTML, Hypertext Markup Language: yes
  - PDF, Portable Document Format:
  - SVG, Scalabale Vector Grpahics:
  - Other:

* OPERATING SYSTEMS
  - BSD Unix:
  - Linux:
  - MacOS:
  - Solaris:
  - Windows:
  - 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:
  - 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:
  - Open Source:
  - Share Ware:
  - Other:


Thank you for your cooperation!

Regards,

Yehya Mohamad for ERT WG
-- 
mailto:mohamad@fit.fraunhofer.de http://access.fit.fraunhofer.de/

Dr. Yehya Mohamad
Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT.LIFE)
[Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT.LIFE)]
Schloss Birlinghoven, D53757 Sankt Augustin (Germany)
Tel: +49-2241-142846 Fax: +49-2241-142065
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