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RE: W3C List of Evaluation Tools - colour blindness check

From: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 09:37:09 +1100
To: "'Lon Boonen'" <Lon@q42.nl>
Cc: <public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org>, "Shadi Abou-Zahra \(E-mail\)" <shadi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008701c6206d$8c93d320$0d1610ac@yourdh7axfhyur>
FW: W3C List of Evaluation Tools - colour blindness checkHi Lon,

Thanks for the pointer to your contrast checker - I've created a draft entry
below that I would like you check and change/modify as appropriate.

Regards, Andrew
_________________________________
Dr Andrew Arch
Vision Australia - Accessible Information Solutions
454 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong 3144, Australia
Ph +61 (0)3 9864 9282; Fax +61 (0)3 9864 9370
http://www.visionaustralia.org.au/ais/


BACKGROUND:

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: Contrast Checker
* VENDOR NAME: Q42
* HOME PAGE: http://www.q42.nl/demos/contrastcheck/
* RELEASE DATE: ????-??-??
 (YYYY-MM-DD format)
* VERSION NUMBER: ??
* DESCRIPTION: (100 words maximum)
The Q42 contrast checker tool enables you to compare the contrast in a web
page. This is done by comparing the text color with its background for each
element with contents. The contrast is determined by comparing the
brightness of the foreground and background color, and the absolute color
difference. Note that this is only a tool for improving accessibility, not a
strict guideline. If you\'re not sure about the results, you should consult
other methods. There are two ways to integrate the contrast checker in to
your browser - as a bookmarklet (also known as a favelet) to your browser,
or on the context menu (this will provide you with tight browser
integration, even enabling you to run the contrast checker in frames).

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: yes
 - In-page feedback: no?
 - Page transformations: no?
 - Step-by-step evaluations: no?
 - Other:

* LANGUAGES
 - English: yes
 - French: no
 - German: no
 - Italian: no
 - Japanese: no
 - Spanish: no
 - 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: yes
 - BITV, German national standard: no?
 - Section 508, US national standard: no?
 - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0: yes
 - 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
 - Open Source:
 - Share Ware:
 - Other:


Thank you for your cooperation!

Regards,
  Andrew Arch for ERT WG

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