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Accessibility Test Suite

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 15:00:48 -0500
Message-ID: <02ff01c5fa9f$c08a99a0$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "WAI ER IG List" <public-wai-ert@w3.org>

On tomorrow's telecon [1] I'd like to give an overview of the accessibility 
test suite that we've been working on.

The test suite can currently be found at:

The test suite can be used to test HTML content for conformance to 
accessibility guidelines like the WCAG. It's not WCAG specific though and 
can be used on other accessibility guidelines like 508 as well.

One of the problems with current accessibility guidelines is that they are 
open to interpretation and we all interpret the guidelines differently. One 
tool may claim that a page fails the guideline while another tool claims 
that it passes. The test suite is designed to remove this ambiguity and 
create a standard that can be used by all.

I'll give an overview of how the test suite was developed and how it may be 
used by other tool creators in the group.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-ert/2005Dec/0008.html
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