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RE: an accessibility tool

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 09:03:11 -0400
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman@clark.net>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: <erc-cra@psc-cfp.gc.ca>
Message-ID: <000901bfb436$c5153bc0$53fe330a@msde>
That is interesting, but I am not sure it has any merits over the WCAG.  The
links are, IMHO, mislabeled.  I read "link to the HTML 2.0 test" and thought
"how quaint, but I am really interested in HTML 4x".  I read "link to the
JavaScript test" and thought "Great!  Someone has put together guidelines
for what makes Scripts accessible!"  I was wrong on both counts!

The same 27 questions are available as plain HTML pages or via a series of
pages that use JavaScript.

I am skeptical of the resultant scoring.  Each question is worth a variable
number of points but, for example, the P1 checkpoints regarding multimedia
are worth only between 1 and 3 points.

> http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/eepmp-pmpee/access/welcome1.htm
> is designed for testing web pages for accessibility interactively.  the
> blurb I read says it is geared toward low end browsers.
Received on Tuesday, 2 May 2000 09:06:54 UTC

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