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Where is Bobby?

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 22:34:02 +0930
Message-ID: <3E9C0342.5090006@kbc.net.au>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi All

Further to the recent announcement regarding the new release of Bobby, I 
was eagerly anticipating the new version but, for me, I don't think it's 
going to happen

I am sad to say that I have extremely poor experience dealing with 
Wathchfire (no replies to e-mails, unresolved support issues), so in the 
interests of being able to get on with my job, would anyone care to 
recommend a product that:

1) has similar or better functionality to Bobby
2) can be run offline on any software platform (I'm on Linux) to 
evaluate an entire site
3) is affordable to small organisations suffering from a bad US dollar 
exchange rate (Bobby nearly qualifies)
4) is produced by an organisation with a sound customer service record
5) is generally recognised by the Accessibility community

I'm only really interested in reporting on WCAG compliance; 
interpretation of the DDA here suggests that this is the standard (OK, 
guidelines!) which is acceptable in Australia.  Section 508 is only of 
academic interest to me, so if the evaluation tool does not cover this, 
I wouldn't be too worried.

Thanks in anticipation.



Matthew Smith
IT Consultant - KBC, South Australia
KBC Web Site    http://www.kbc.net.au
PGP Public Key  http://gpg.mss.cx
Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2003 09:04:07 UTC

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