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inquiry: Complete List of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 02:34:45 +0000
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org, www-qa@w3.org, wai-liaison@w3.org, connolly@w3.org, brewer@w3.org, sean@miscoranda.com, mike@w3.org, alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org
Message-Id: <20071204022405.M83013@hicom.net>

aloha, shadi!

i'm emailing you to inquire if you are still the maintainer of the ERT 
Tools resource located at:


you are listed as the resource's maintainer, but the date-stamp indicates 
that it hasn't been modified since 17 march 2006 -- if you no longer 
maintain this resource, could you please let me know who does and forward 
this inquiry to the proper person?

i'm specifically writing to you in regards a conversation which dan 
connolly, mike (tm) smith, and i had on IRC before the last HTML WG 
teleconference, in which mike was inquiring as to what tools are 
available for evaluation and repair, so that he could ensure that the 
materials he mounts and/or maintains in W3C space is accessible, including
the HTML working group's pages...  when i pointed him to the resource at 
the URI above, dan pointed me to:


in which he had notified you, as well as sean palmer, with a carbon copy 

 * public-wai-ert@w3.org
 & public-grddl-comments@w3.org
 * public-sparql-dev@w3.org
 * www-qa@w3.org

that he was in the process of developing a tool to make "nice HTML 
reports out of EARL data"
along with an attachment containing some results...

dan's tool wasn't listed in the ER tools database, which brings me to my
meta-question: is http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/ being actively 
maintained?  is public-wai-ert@w3.org being actively monitored?  do you 
need someone to take ownership of either/both resources?

EARL is greeted with great enthusiasm whenever i point someone to it, or 
when someone comes across it on their own and uses it to create a custom
tool or script, and both it and the existing tools resource are extremely 
important resources to keep up-to-date, in order to ensure that ERT tools 
are more widely used, and that those who create them for their own needs 
can share the fruits of their labor with the wider web community...

thank you very much, gregory.
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