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Broken Links on W3C Evaluation Tools Page

From: Clint Garwood <cgarwood@uw.edu>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:22:00 -0600
Message-ID: <CABQdp8OZa-B0j13KiSGQWKV1xLZhw6dO9rKVod9WLnFGW0dB8w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: wai-eo-editors@w3.org, wai@w3.org
Dear Shadi (shadi@w3.org),

Regarding Broken Links on the W3C WAI Page:
Complete List of Web Accessibility and Evaluation Tools
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/complete

I am a student at University of Washington (Seattle) working on a
Certificate in Website Programming and Design. As part of an assignment for
class ITA-340A we are asked to review the Accessibility Tools listed on the
page referenced above. During this review many (28 resources) have been
identified as either being no longer available or otherwise have broken or
redirected links included with their descriptions.

In order to assist you in your efforts to help facilitate access to these
tools, I am submitting with this email a list of the resources that have
broken links (see below); as well as suggestions for replacement links
where an updated resource is available.

Each item listed below is already included on the W3C Tools page and
includes: 1) The name of the broken resource; 2) The current
existing/broken URL; 3) The status of the current link (or reason it is
included); 4) A suggested replacement URL (or removal - where no
active/current replacement can be found).

No new resources are being suggested.

Thank you for your hard work and determination to provide rich and
meaningful online accessibility. I hope this information and submission is
helpful in your work. Please let me know if I may be of assistance to you
in any future projects with the W3C.

Sincerely yours,

Clint Garwood
Student of University of Washington
cgarwood@uw.edu

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Broken Links Summary for the W3C WAI page:
Complete List of Web Accessibility and Evaluation Tools
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/complete


Name:  ART Guide (version 1.1)
Broken Link:  http://www.ubaccess.com/artguide.html
Current URL Status: Redirects to Spam Blog
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  ART Simulator (version 1.1)
Broken Link:  http://www.ubaccess.com/artsimulator.html
Current URL Status: Redirects to Spam Blog
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  Colorfield Insight
Broken Link:  http://www.colorfield.com/insight/index.html
Current URL Status: Server Does Not Exist
URL replacement suggestion:
http://download.cnet.com/Colorfield-Insight/3000-2193_4-6504.html


Name:  Colour Blindness Check
Broken Link:  http://www.q42.nl/demos/colorblindnesssimulator/
Current URL Status: Resource has moved
URL replacement suggestion:
http://blog.q42.nl/post/21023462070/color-blindness-check


Name:  com tab (version 1.5)
Broken Link:  http://people.aapt.net.au/~lpsparrow/comtab/
Current URL Status: Server Does Not Exist
URL replacement suggestion:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/com-tab/?src=userprofile


Name:  Contrast Checker (version 1.0)
Broken Link:  http://www.q42.nl/demos/contrastcheck/
Current URL Status: Resource is Missing
URL replacement suggestion:  no suggestion


Name:  Deque Ramp Ascend (version 5.0)
Broken Link:  http://www.deque.com/products/ramp.html
Current URL Status: Resource has moved/rebranded
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.deque.com/products/ramp


Name:  Deque Ramp Grade (version 5.0)
Broken Link:  http://www.deque.com/products/ramp.html
Current URL Status: Resource has moved/rebranded
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.deque.com/products/ramp


Name:  Deque Ramp Personal Edition (version 5.0)
Broken Link:  http://www.deque.com/products/
Current URL Status: Resource has moved/rebranded
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.deque.com/products/ramp


Name:  Doctor HTML (version v6.1)
Broken Link:  http://www2.imagiware.com/RxHTML/
Current URL Status: Server Does Not Exist
URL replacement suggestion:  no suggestion


Name:  drempelvrij.nl toolbar (version 1.0)
Broken Link:  http://www.drempelvrij.nl/drempelvrij-toolbar
Current URL Status: Site Message: The drempelvrij.nl toolbar is outdated.
Therefore, this unfortunately is no longer available.
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  Flicker Rate Test for Gif Images (version 1)
Broken Link:  http://tools.webaccessibile.org/test/check.aspx
Current URL Status: Resource is Unavailable  A discussion on the resource
is available here:
http://webaccessibile.org/articoli/un-validatore-per-le-gif-animate/
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  Hi-Caption Studio (version 8.0)
Broken Link:  http://www.hisoftware.com/products/Hi-Caption.aspx
Current URL Status: Site Message Thank you for your interest in Hi-Caption.
As of February 16, 2010, HiSoftware no longer sells or supports Hi-Caption.
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  Illinois Accessible Web Publishing Wizard (version 2.1)
Broken Link:  http://www.virtual508.comsoftware/office/
Current URL Status: Site is Unsupported/For Sale
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.virtual508.com/


Name:  InFocus Desktop (version 4.2.2)
Broken Link:  https://www.ssbtechnologies.com/
Current URL Status: Website Security Warnings
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  InFocus Enterprise (version 1.2.2)
Broken Link:
https://www.ssbtechnologies.com/products/infocus/enterprise.html
Current URL Status: Website Security Warnings
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  Kontrasttest
Broken Link:  http://espacomulherancestral.com/acms.htm?h=1069139
Current URL Status: Site leads to Massage Services Blog
URL replacement suggestion:
http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html


Name:  Lift For Dreamweaver (version 2.1)
Broken Link:
http://www.usablenet.com/products_services/lift_dw/lift_dw.html
Current URL Status: Product has rebranded
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.usablenet.com/assistive.html


Name:  Lift For Front Page (version 1.1.2)
Broken Link:  http://www.usablenet.com/products_services/lfp/lfp.html
Current URL Status: Product has rebranded
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.usablenet.com/assistive.html


Name:  Lift Online
Broken Link:
http://www.usablenet.com/products_services/lift_online/lift_online.html
Current URL Status: Product has rebranded
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.usablenet.com/assistive.html


Name:  Text Transcoder
Broken Link:
http://www.usablenet.com/products_services/text_transcoder/text_transcoder.html
Current URL Status: Product has rebranded
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.usablenet.com/assistive.html


Name:  Lynx Simulator (version 1.0)
Broken Link:  http://www.infoaxia.com/apps/pub/lynxsimulator/
Current URL Status: Resource may be unavailable or may not  exist: Other
Accessibility resources are listed on EN page
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.paciellogroup.com/node/18


Name:  Ocawa (version 2)
Broken Link:  http://www.ocawa.com/Home_7_en/top-accessible_26.htm
Current URL Status: Resource has Moved
URL replacement suggestion:  http://www.ocawa.com/


Name:  Reading Level Calculator
Broken Link:  http://www.linda-andrews.com/readability_tool.htm
Current URL Status: Server Does Not Exist: Contacted Linda Andrews via
Facebook and she responds that the resource is no longer available.
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  SWAP (version 1.1)
Broken Link:  http://www.ubaccess.com/swap.html
Current URL Status: Redirects to Spam Blog
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  TAW with a click (version 0.9.3)
Broken Link:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/?id=1158&application=firefox
Current URL Status: Resource Has been Moved
URL replacement suggestion:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/taw3-with-a-click/?src=search


Name:  Torquemada (version 2.0)
Broken Link:  http://www.webxtutti.it/testa.htm
Current URL Status: Server Does Not Exist
URL replacement suggestion:  remove


Name:  WebXACT (version 4.0)
Broken Link:  http://webxact.watchfire.com/
Current URL Status: Subdomain Server Does Not Exist
URL replacement suggestion:  http://watchfire.com/


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