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Re: Site accessibility analysis - InFous

From: <Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 11:35:21 +1000
To: "Kathleen Anderson" <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Cc: "robert.neff" <robert.neff@uaccessit.com>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF33D5CC14.2E3DE5E6-ONCA256AB7.0007B038@domino.bigpond.com>

Hi Kathleen,

I too have downloaded the demo - quite a nice tool, but doesn't like
Australia URL's that end in ".au" (eg ours) - seems to think they're audio
files! The "Black and White" and "linearisation" previews are particularly

Question - I had understood that you could toggle between 508 & WCAG modes
of analysis, but can't find any details within the opions or the (limited)
help files. Any clues?

WRT Robert's question - SSB's products will allow you to analyse a "live"
site, Macromedia's tools require that you have access to the code pages
locally, ie you are the author or part of the team.


PS - have you seen http://www.gcn.com/20_23/s508/16783-1.html - a
comparison of six tools. including those from SSB and Macromedia.

Dr Andrew Arch
Manager, Internet Product Development
Vision Australia Foundation
Ph 613 9864 9222; Fax 613 9864 9210
Mobile 0438 755 565

Member, Education & Outreach Working Group,
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

                    "Kathleen Anderson"                                                              
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Hi Robert:
I should be able to answer most of your questions by the end of this week -
we are downloading the demo and running it here against some live sites on
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. I will be happy to post a write-up that
answers your questions and generally describes how the demo went, including
installation and ease of use.

I won't however, be able to give a comparison between SSB's products and
Macromedia accessibility plugin, as we don't use Macromedia's products.

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "robert.neff" <robert.neff@uaccessit.com>
To: "Kathleen Anderson" <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>; <Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 7:26 AM
Subject: Re: Site accessibility analysis

> hi kathleen,
> question on the the auditing function.  this would be
> considered a plus to track changes.  i do not think
> these tools export or integrate into Software
> Configuration Management Tools.
> Is there a report generated to one HTML or Word
> document or Spreadhseet?  this could be used and then
> attached to or referenced for change request.
> What authoring tools do these products support and
> how do they integrate.  Commands on the toolbar?
> do they find issues AND make recommendations? or
> provide options or changes to code?
> have you looked at macromedia's acessibility plug-in
> for evaluatin and repair?  understand "Ultradev" has
> it now and will soon be incoporated into Dreamweaver.
> Does SSB Technologies  they have a client list and
> have you checked references for its installation and
> support, plus ease of use/training?
> Would be interested ina product comparison between
> SSB's and Macromedia's product.
> cheers, rob
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