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Re: New tools by Global Formats

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 09:45:16 -0500
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To: "Lisa Seeman" <seeman@netvision.net.il>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>, <ij@w3.org>
Hi Lisa,

Is there a webpage reference for this tool?   (http://www.netvision.net , which

is in hebrew, doesn't have a triple A compliance logo so I guess it's some 
other site).


At 09:37 PM 12/27/00 +0200, Lisa Seeman wrote:
>Hello all,
>I wanted to add the new tools by Global Formats that we have been 
>developing to the evaluation and tools page.
>Firstly SWAP is now available,  I discussed the basic principal at the 
>WCAG FTF at Bristol. Basically the site puts a link on it's main page to 
>it's accessible version. On activating the link, each non-compliant 
>element on the page is "swapped", in real time, with an accessible 
>equivalent, creating a completely accessible site.
>Because the swap is done in real time, the accessible content is never out 
>of date, and we are alerted immediately if an unidentified or  new element 
>has been added to the original page.
>Further, the database, used to make the swap, is site specific, and we can 
>add elements by hand. So when we set up a swap site we can repair all 
>those violations that are so hard to automate, like text in 
>images,  unclear "jargon" text, and ensuring that Alt tags capture the 
>true functionality of a graphic.
>We can also swap accessible element with better and more accessible ones, 
>like adding accesskeys to links.
>We are also providing site evaluation and/or normal repair services, where 
>we can change the normal content of the site to ensure WCAG 1 compliance.
>You may like the AAA compliance logo on our site, which was done entirely 
>by CSS - so that the text in images violation in WCAG 1 was completely avoided.
>Best regards, and let me know if further information is required.
>Lisa Seeman

Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Institute on Disabilities/UAP and Dept. of Electrical Engineering at Temple 
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