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Re: WebAIM's Accessibility Evaluation Framework

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 12:12:00 -0500
Message-ID: <01f901c71890$79e81a80$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Shane Anderson" <shane@cpd2.usu.edu>, <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
Hi Shane,

Thanks for letting us know about your accessibility testing framework and LRAE. Nice to see you're targeting formats other than HTML (Glade, XUL etc.)

LRAE is similar to the XML language we use in our ATRC accessibility checker:
http://checker.atrc.utoronto.ca/checks/checks.xml

One of the problems we've encountered is that accessibility guideline makers do not clearly define how to test for compliance to their guidelines. So all the accessibility testing tools provide different results for the same content. This is very confusing for anyone using our tools and we'd like to collaborate on creating a common set of tests.

The tests our checker uses are described at:
http://checker.atrc.utoronto.ca/servlet/ShowCheck

We'd be happy to work with you in the creation of a common set of tests.

Cheers,
Chris

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Shane Anderson 
  To: public-wai-ert@w3.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 5:12 PM
  Subject: WebAIM's Accessibility Evaluation Framework


  Hi all

  WebAIM has created a new framework for accessibility evaluation. 

  http://eval.webaim.org/

  The strength of this system is that it not only evaluates HTML but also Linux Glade files, Mozilla XUL files, Open Document Format files, and any other formats using DOM. 

  We invite the members of this list to check it out and give us feedback (please do not announce this work to the world, it is still under development). We are looking to deliver the framework under the Mozilla tri-license and create a developer and user community around it. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in or supporting this work. 

  Thanks
  Shane Anderson
  WebAIM.org
Received on Tuesday, 5 December 2006 17:12:52 GMT

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