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RE: Evaluations and Analysis of Current Versions of Section 508 Tools

From: Michael R. Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 10:41:22 -0400
To: <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>, "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBJFEIALPLCLHAPJAIEEIAEBAA.mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
David,

that is a good idea, the evaluation copy that I have does not do the Dlink,
but I am pretty impressed with it none the less, I am hoping they will come
out with some more tools as this one works pretty well.  It is kind of
specialized, but you are correct it should be included.

Sincerely,

Mike Burks

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sec508@trace.wisc.edu [mailto:owner-sec508@trace.wisc.edu]On
Behalf Of David Poehlman
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 10:33 AM
To: sec508@trace.wisc.edu; WAI IG
Subject: Re: Evaluations and Analysis of Current Versions of Section 508
Tools


have you included corda?

----- 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

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
Received on Thursday, 26 July 2001 10:47:13 GMT

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