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Re: Tools, was Re: Manual validation

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 19:46:15 -0400 (EDT)
To: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0209221944150.32666-100000@tux.w3.org>

On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Nick Kew wrote:

>On Sun, 22 Sep 2002, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>> For most people, learning accessibility testing is very difficult. Just using
>> the list of checkpoints is almost impossible without already knowing what is
>> in the techniques documents, and knowing some stuff that could be added to
>> them.
>I'd say also very tedious to do with any degree of thoroughness:
>a recipe for oversights!

Oh yes, I particularly appreciate this. (It's why I use WYSIWYG editing tools
and then machine test their XHTML if needed rather than edit code by hand

>> People have from time to time misunderstood or misused the information they
>> get from tools - this is something we need to keep thinking about.
>Yes.  The spellcheck is a useful analogy: the limitations on what it
>can do are broadly comparable, and are familiar to anyone likely to
>be using web-accessibility tools.

Yes, nice analogy.

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