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Fwd: Re: Evaluations and Analysis of Current Versions of Section 508 Tools

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:31:51 -0400
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Maybe for existing tools we can convert to, or at least include, a link to


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>From: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>
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>have you included corda?
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>From: "Michael R. Burks" <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
>To: <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>; "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 9:43 AM
>Subject: Evaluations and Analysis of Current Versions of Section 508
>I apologize for the cross posting.
>Does anyone know it there is anyone who has done an analysis and
>of the Section 508 Tools available.
>I am working on one but cannot include them all because some at least as
>as I know do not make evaluation copies available.
>I know of the following tools and have worked with the ones I have
>A-prompt - Free, I am just beginning to analyze it.
>SSB - I am working with an evaluation copy of the New Release - I must
>things like the gray scale preview move it to the top of my list.
>Hiawatha Software - Just beginning to look at it, the reports look good
>you can only run it 15 times so that is going to be a problem.
>New Coast Guard Tools - just got these today, they are free and look
>good!  Below is what they are and how you can get them.
>1.    AccessibilityMonitor - monitors a website for newly posted
>non-compliant web pages and alerts webmasters responsible for the
>content are - integrates with Outlook for email and tasking of web page
>corrections - includes an extensible set of compliance rules.  Some
>seem to be taking the view that the purpose of 508 is to make all pages
>compliant - which is partly true; the law however applies to new or
>pages - thus this application is useful from a time management
>2.  PageWriter - uses same extensible rule checking engine - but is
>to be a Frontpage type tool for creating new web pages in a 508
>3. DirWriter - allows webmasters to quickly process 508 corrections
>domains/sites from one app.  The first two apps operate along a page-by
>basis - but this one takes a more macro approach.
>Here's the link where you can download and evaluate these free tools:
>Are there other tools that can be evaluated?  I know the Wave has been
>for a long time, I wonder if it will ever come  back up.
>Any help on this project would be greatly appreciated.
>Mike Burks
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