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"Simple Tool for Error Prioritization for Section 508 compliance"

From: William R Williams <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 09:44:19 -0800
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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I suppose most are aware of the Section 508 standards for accessible
Electronic Information and Technology in the U.S., but I came across an
accessibility checker, "STEP508" at the GSA website:

http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=content&id=155

The program is described as:

   "STEP508 is an excellent tool to assist in the repair of Web sites with
   large numbers of pages (sites with legacy content, sites with many
   authors/owners who may not be familiar with accessibility issues)

   STEP508 is not designed for new projects. Instead, Web developers should
   be trained well in accessibility practices, accessible coding, and
   testing/validating the site for accessibility."

I downloaded the file and will install it; yet, I am wondering if others
will, as well, and have some opinions to share about the program. Do we
really need another checker? Is this any better, or worse, than others?

Bill Williams
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2003 12:50:23 GMT

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