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Re: Accessible Webpage Toolbar?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 19:19:25 -0300
To: "Ryan Jean" <ryanj@disnetwork.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ut4yenkawxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Mon, 18 May 2009 13:51:30 -0300, Ryan Jean <ryanj@disnetwork.org> wrote:

> Is there a toolbar anywhere that automatically checks the page you are
> currently on for errors?

There are a number of them, for various different browsers, able to use  
various different testing engines. The simplest versins function as  
bookmarklets, and are readily available for any browser.

Hera is a tool designed to teach people to test better, so it provides a  
lot of guidance, and can be slow. The Wave is designed to highlight things  
for professionals, so it has a lot of information presented on the page,  
but is quick to use if you understand the tool and accessibility well.

Be aware that any testing tool is only partically an answer, and you need  
to do manual testing as well. Hera is the only tool I know of that guides  
you through a complete manual test - but it cannot do the testing for you.  
There are, besides these two engines, many others available (TAW,  
Torquemada, CynthiaSays, products from Deque and SSB and Bobby and so  
on...)

cheers

Chaals

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