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FW: Fw: Announcing WebMetrics 1.0 from NIST

From: Kasday, Leonard R (Len), ALTEC <kasday@att.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 09:19:08 -0400
Message-Id: <199806041317.JAA13864@njb140r1.ems.att.com>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Here's an announcment of usability metrics tools from NIST.  It includes
tests for accessibility, described at

http://zing.ncsl.nist.gov/~webmet/sat/accessibility.html#top

I haven't tried it yet.  If anyone has, please tell us what you think.

Len

> Leonard R. Kasday
> kasday@att.com (until June 30)
> (609) 231-0229
> 
> 
> 
> >
> >
> >                  ANNOUNCING WebMetrics 1.0
> >
> >  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
> >     Free software at http://www.nist.gov/webmetrics
> >
> >
> >NIST is pleased to announce that Release 1.0 of the 
> >WebMetrics Tool Suite is now available.  The WebMetrics project
> >is focused on providing tools to help with rapid, remote, and
> >automated usability testing and evaluation of web sites. 
> >
> >Please feel free to send out our url to others as appropriate and
> >link to our web site. If you are using our tools, please contact
> >us about participating in the collection of case study data to help
> >validate our tools.
> >
> >We need your feedback! Please send your comments, bug reports,
> >and questions to webmetrics@nist.gov. 
> >
> >Here is an informal description of these tools. All run on Unix,
> >Windows NT, and Windows 95. 
> >
> >  o The Web Static Analyizer Tool (WebSAT) checks the html of
> >    a Web page against numerous guidelines. The output from WebSAT
> >    identifies potential usability problems which should be 
> >    investigated through further user testing.  WebSAT can be 
> >    executed from any web browser or downloaded to accommodate 
> >    those behind firewalls.
> >    
> >  o The Web Category Analysis Tool (WebCAT) helps the usability
> >    engineer quickly construct and conduct a simple category
> >    analysis across the web.  WebCAT should be downloaded and
> >    installed on your web server for local storage of your result
> >    files.  Examples of WebCAT are available on the web site. 
> >
> >  o The Web Visual Instrumenter Program (WebVIP) helps the usability
> >    engineer rapidly instrument a web site for local or remote
> >    testing by employing visual instrumenting as well as automated
> >    techniques.  WebVIP must be downloaded and installed on your 
> >    web server before it can be run.
> >
> >
> >Thank you,
> >
> >Sharon Laskowski,  Information Technology Laboratory
> >                   National Institute of Standards and Technology
> >
> >
> >webmetrics@nist.gov     http:/www.nist.gov/webmetrics
> >
> >
> >
> 
Received on Thursday, 4 June 1998 09:19:03 GMT

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