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Re: Exploding the myth of automated accessibility checking

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 21:21:16 -0400
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Cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>

In his follow up, perhaps he could use the tools as they are intended  
to be used.

-- 
Jonnie Apple Seed
With His:
Hands-On Technolog(eye)s



On Aug 8, 2005, at 3:13 PM, Joe Clark wrote:


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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     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
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Received on Tuesday, 9 August 2005 01:21:33 GMT

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