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Exploding the myth of automated accessibility checking

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 15:13:49 -0400
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To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

National treasure Gez Lemon wrote a test page with known validation 
and WCAG errors and ran it through various automated checking tools, 
none of which caught more than a few of the errors, if that.

<http://juicystudio.com/article/invalid-content-accessibility-validators.php>

It's quite a devastating analysis and calls into question the WCAG 
Working Group's interest in making as many guidelines as possible 
machine-checkable.

He'll have a follow-up next week.
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