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Re: Web Accessibility Checker

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 16:11:47 +1100
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Ralph" <r_mazz@pacific.net.au>
Message-Id: <079C0D83-2486-11D8-BFAE-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

Hi Ralph,

there are lots of tools. They are all going to  require some thinking 
from the users, but the best of them are very helpful in guiding the 
users to understand (and repair) the problems, assuming they are not 
accessibility experts.

WAI has a list of tools at http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/existingtools - it 
isn't exhaustive (there are new tools developed pretty frequently, or 
new versions of existing tools) but it does list a lot of them.



On Tuesday, Dec 2, 2003, at 13:19 Australia/Melbourne, Ralph wrote:

> Hi Everyone..
> This is my first post to this group.. So hello everyone :)
> I look after a few websites and currently in a project where I will be
> reviewing content on the websites and improving the usability and
> accessibility of our websites.
> One of the best practices I want to meet in this project is W3C's WAI
> initiative. I have checked W3C's WAI website and could not locate any
> tools/validators that can be used much like the X/HTML and CSS 
> validators
> which are available. I am relatively new to WAI so sorry if I have 
> missed
> something obvious.
> The best tools I have located so far has been the following URL, 
> however, it
> only checks against Priority 1 (A-Level) and wondering if there is 
> something
> that also checks Priority 2 at least, with Priority 3 checking a bonus.
> The URL I came across is http://sourceforge.net/projects/accesschecker/
> Regards
> Ralph Mazzitelli
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
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Received on Tuesday, 2 December 2003 06:44:27 UTC

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