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Re: Exploding the myth of automated accessibility checking

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 21:57:08 +0100
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Wendy Chisholm wrote:

> The 30 June 2005 Working Draft of WCAG 2.0 says, "The Working Group 
> believes that all success criteria should be testable. Tests can be done 
> by computer programs or by people who understand this document.

I'd say the core problem here lies with the "or" in that last sentence. 
It implies that *all* tests can be done by *either* a computer *or* a 
person. You would probably want something more along the lines of: 
"Carrying out the entire series of tests will require people who 
understand this document. However, some (or even "a small subset of") 
tests can be automated / performed by computer programs."

Patrick H. Lauke
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