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What's up with Synthia Says?

From: Marjolein Katsma <iamback4now@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 08:18:40 -0700 (PDT)
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <848524.32669.qm@web38904.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

For a long time the online 'Synthia Says' accessibility validation tool
was my favorite, for its thoroughness, for its complete output, for its
clear descriptions. Something I would recommend to others, too,
especially beginners.

But lately I've started to notice problems. For instance:
1. Whatever is specified on the form [1], if you select WCAG the tool
will check level 1 guidelines only and mark *all* level 2 and level 3
items as "not selected for verification". Even if you did select level
2 and/or 3.
2. There is no contact link for reporting problems with the tool. (I
seem to remember there used to be one.)
3. Accompanying pages (largely helpful) mention a user forum - but
there is no link to any forum. Using search to look for "forum" does
bring up a link, but following that [2] only brings an ASP error.

Has Cynthia Says been abandoned?

It would be a shame if such a good, and free, tool were left to
deteriorate.

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[1] http://www.cynthiasays.com/
[2] http://www.cynthiasays.com/forum/forum.asp



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