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Re: [wbs] Henk Snetselaar response to 'EOWG Call for Review: Evaluation Resource Suite, 2005 September'

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 09:56:02 +0200
Message-ID: <432A7A92.5060405@w3.org>
To: h.snetselaar@bartimeus.nl
Cc: wai-eo-editors@w3.org

Hi Henk,

Thank you for reading the documents and submitting the WBS form. I've recorded your comment in the changelog as a future item to discuss as you suggested.

WBS Mailer on behalf of <h.snetselaar@bartimeus.nl> wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Selecting Tools page
> ----
> Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
> For tuture versions: 
> Some accessibility evaluation tools offered on the web may not even have
> the name 'accessibility evaluation tool'. You will have heard about
> 'sildtide' that claims to evaluate according to W3C guidelines and gives
> the most horrible web site a nice figure, sometimes even a 10 (in a range
> 1-10) and reports 'All webpages were found to be fully compliant with the
> W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and therefore likely not in
> violation of the British Disability Discrimination Act.' without any
> manual checking. I tried the www.mcdonals.nl a horrible site in terms of
> accessibility, but by silktide fully compliant. 
> My message is that we should think whether we should something about
> non-tools that claims to give a accessibility status of your site.
> Henk


Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe 
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