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Re: Who can say that a web page is accessible according to wcag?

From: Userite <richard@userite.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:32:15 -0000
Message-ID: <8711320D1DD144E59AD535227BCECB85@DaddyPC>
To: <mpiazza@ig.com.br>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Marcello,

No tool can tell you if a website is fully accessible. For example a 
non-human "tool" cannot say if link text, alternative text or heading text 
is meaningful or just gibberish. A human being needs to check these in 
person. A tool such as Wave and CynthiaSays ( or Bobby - if you can find a 
copy) is a good starting point and will save you time, but you need a human 
to obtain a complete picture of compliance.
There are commercial firms (such as ours) who will do it for you, but if you 
are doing a master thesis it might be a good idea if you learnt to do it 
yourself. It is a fascinating exercise.
Best wishes
Richard
richard.warren@userite.com

-----Original Message----- 
From: Marcelo Piazza
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 7:07 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Who can say that a web page is accessible according to wcag?

Hello all!

I'm writing a master thesis about e-commerce and accessibility.

At this moment I need to evaluate a set of pages and assure that they
are accessible according to WCAG 2.0 level A with sufficient techniques
only (http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/).

I found some tools show me accessibility errors (Wave, Total Validator,
Juicy, FAE, AChecker), but none of them says that a page conforms to
certain accessibility level.

So I have two questions:

- How can I say that a site (or a web page) does really conforms to WCAG
2.0?

- Does exist a tool or an institution that evaluates a site and assures
some kind of conformance to accessibility requirements (like wcag)?

Thank you!
Marcelo Alberto Piazza 
Received on Monday, 12 December 2011 09:33:02 GMT

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