Re: Evalutation Tools List

Hi Shadi and Group,

First off, I am very excited about this tools list.  It has really  
evolved into something I think that it is going to be an excellent  
tool for people to use.  Having been in on some of the evaluation  
tools discussions at Michigan State University, I know narrowing down  
the long list of tools and finding which ones fit your needs is not  
easy.  I think this tool really speaks to that.

A few comments and questions...

On the simple search page:

Does web technologies mean the web technologies that the evaluation  
tool is made with or that the evaluation tool can check?  I am  
assuming it is what it can check.

Does the distinction of HTML vs. XHTML mean that there are evaluation  
tools that just support one or the other?

I would suggest changing the list:
# Web Page (XHTML/HTML)
# Style Sheet (CSS)
# PDF Documents

The list just saying XHTML or HTML adds an extra level of cognitive  
complexity for me.  When I evaluate a web site for accessibility, I  
don't think about evaluating the accessibility of the HTML.  I think  
of evaluating the web page.

In the platforms list, what about a web-based evaluation tool?

Justin Thorp

On Feb 2, 2006, at 8:01 PM, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:

> Dear Group,
> Ref: <>
> Please find an updated draft of the "Evaluation Tools List". It  
> incorporates most changes discussed during previous discussions and  
> should be fairly complete. For tomorrow's discussion we would like  
> to identify any remaining issues to finalize this work.
> Note: this is only the static mock-up for the design of the tool  
> interface. The ERT Working Group is currently compiling the  
> database information and a working prototype of the tool is  
> expected soon.
> Regards,
>  Shadi
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