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Re: Web Accessibility Checker

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 07:21:06 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200312020721.hB27L6P01210@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> I forgot to ask if anyone knew of a product/service which can do what I am
> looking for.. That is check priorities 1 and 2, and if possible 3..

Google for Cynthia Says and for Bobby.   There are probably others.
> 
> I am aware of the checklist that exists, however multiple people may be
> creating content/pages and thought a software solution might be better than
> a checklist given to clients

No.  These tools are not alternatives to manual checking.  They cannot check
for appropriate use of constructs (and for that matter, appropriate non-use).
One common concern is that Bobby's report confuses users into thinking they
are compliant because they ignore the list of manual checks that it produces
and go by the success of the automatic checks.
Received on Tuesday, 2 December 2003 02:21:08 GMT

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