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

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:50:18 -0400
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To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
I've read this message but didn't see mention of ICDRI. help?
--w

At 01:31 PM 7/26/01 , Al Gilman wrote:
>Maybe for existing tools we can convert to, or at least include, a link to
>ICDRI?
>
>Al
>
> >Resent-Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 10:32:52 -0400 (EDT)
> >From: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>
> >To: <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>, "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> >Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 10:32:36 -0400
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> >Subject: Re: Evaluations and Analysis of Current Versions of Section 508
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> >have you included corda?
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> >----- Original Message -----
> >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
> >Tools
> >
> >
> >I apologize for the cross posting.
> >
> >Does anyone know it there is anyone who has done an analysis and
> >evaluation
> >of the Section 508 Tools available.
> >
> >I am working on one but cannot include them all because some at least as
> >far
> >as I know do not make evaluation copies available.
> >
> >I know of the following tools and have worked with the ones I have
> >marked
> >
> >
> >A-prompt - Free, I am just beginning to analyze it.
> >SSB - I am working with an evaluation copy of the New Release - I must
> >say
> >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
> >but
> >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
> >very
> >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
> >relevant
> >content are - integrates with Outlook for email and tasking of web page
> >corrections - includes an extensible set of compliance rules.  Some
> >agencies
> >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
> >dynamic
> >pages - thus this application is useful from a time management
> >perspective...
> >2.  PageWriter - uses same extensible rule checking engine - but is
> >designed
> >to be a Frontpage type tool for creating new web pages in a 508
> >compliant
> >fashion
> >3. DirWriter - allows webmasters to quickly process 508 corrections
> >accross
> >domains/sites from one app.  The first two apps operate along a page-by
> >page
> >basis - but this one takes a more macro approach.
> >
> >Here's the link where you can download and evaluate these free tools:
> ><http://www.uscg.mil/legal/508/readme.htm>http://www.uscg.mil/legal/508/re
>adme.htm
> >
> >Are there other tools that can be evaluated?  I know the Wave has been
> >down
> >for a long time, I wonder if it will ever come  back up.
> >
> >Any help on this project would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >Mike Burks
> >

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wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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