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Re: Site accessibility analysis

From: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 10:12:25 -0400
Message-ID: <00bc01c12a4b$4dc51540$e924f79f@STATE.CT.US>
To: <Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>, <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hello EOWG:

SSB Technologies presented their tools at our CMAC Accessibility committee
meeting on August 13th. We were shown both tools, InSight 508 and InFocus
508. From what I can tell, it looks like you can customize the tools so that
you could do WCAG validation instead of Section 508 (or both, I suppose).

My one concern was about how well it would integrate with Frontpage 2000,
the standard here at the State of Connecticut. You cannot open your web
pages from within your FrontPage web with these tools (as you can with other
HTML editors, such as HomeSite or Notepad). You must export your pages out
of your web into another folder on your computer, run the tools against
those copied pages, and then import those pages back into your web,
overlaying your originals.

I have been given a demo evaluation copy which I am planning on running
against a couple of our sites next week (Tues & Wed.). I should have more to
report after that.

Kathleen Anderson, Webmaster
Office of the State Comptroller
Hartford, Connecticut   06106
voice: 860.702.3355 fax: 860.702.3634
e-mail: kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us
URL: http://www.osc.state.ct.us/




----- Original Message -----
From: <Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 9:31 PM
Subject: Site accessibility analysis


> Dear EOWG,
>
> Thought this post to WAI-IG was worth drawing to your attention wrt
> 'Evaluating or Accessibility'.
>
> Has anyone on this group any direct experience with SSB's products
> (http://www.ssbtechnologies.com/)?
>
> Andrew
> _________________________________
> Dr Andrew Arch
> Manager, Internet Product Development
> Vision Australia Foundation
> Ph 613 9864 9222; Fax 613 9864 9210
> Mobile 0438 755 565
> http://www.visionaustralia.org.au/
>
> Member, Education & Outreach Working Group,
> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/
>
>
> ----- Forwarded by Andrew Arch/Kooyong/AFTB on 10/08/01 11:20 -----
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>                     "Roche,
>                     Stephan"               To:     "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'"
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>                     bain.com>              cc:
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>                     est@w3.org
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>                     07/08/01 11:29
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>
> To the list,
>
> I just looked at the review for SSB's InSight and InFocus products and
> thought
> it was pretty positive with respect to the products.  For example:
>
> - According to CNET's bottom line, "SSB Technologies software products are
> the
> best in their class"
>
> - "InSight does a fantastic job of easily locating files or entire Web
> sites
>
> for review."
>
> - "The user interface is excellent"
>
> - "For the enterprise user looking for a quick fix that's plug-and-play
> easy
> to
> use, you can't buy similar products as thoughtful or as intuitive."
>
> - "InSight 4.0 and InFocus 4.0 work together to provide the best solution
> in
>
> Section 508 compliance software"
>
> - "One of this program's best features is the Spider, which can burrow
> through
> an entire Web site or down the directory of a large site segment.  This
> timesaving feature can retrieve and diagnose an entire site at once--the
> perfect solution for users who are retrofitting a massive number of
> documents."
>
> The only critical comments in the review seemed to relate to customer
> service,
> though based on my experience, I can't complain.
>
> Stephan Roche
>
>
>
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 21 August 2001 10:16:48 GMT

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