Cannot evaluate password protected, private or intranet documents.
Cannot evaluate content not in HTML or XHTML format.
Evaluation rules cannot easily to changed or updated.
Evaluation feedback available in English only.
Requirements for WAVE 4.0
Must include all the major features of WAVE3.
Must be able to evaluate password protected, private and intranet documents.
Must be able to evaluate documents in multiple formats.
Rules and tests must be flexible and easily updated or modified.
Must support feedback in multiple languages.
LRAE: Logical Rapid Accessibility Evaluation
What is LRAE?
An XML-based language for defining tests (boolean assertions relating to the content of a doument)
and actions (direct inline modification of the source) in response to the result of running
such tests against the document.
Under development at WebAIM since early 2006.
The primary logical basis of WAVE 4.0.
Language Type: XML Application
Evaluation Base: Document Object Model
Coming Soon: WAVE4
Currently in internal testing and quality assurance.
First public release expected within a few months.
The WAVE4 Toolbar
Addon toolbar for Mozilla Firefox 1.5+
Complete WAVE functionality available.
Tests documents based on current state at time of evaluation.
All evaluation and processing occurs locally. Nothing is sent to WebAIM's server!
WAVE4 Toolbar Demo
Other applications and uses of the LRAE language and processor:
The XUL Accessibility Tool. Created in coordination with the Mozilla Foundation. Tests accessibility
of XUL-based application such as Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird.
ODAE: The Open Document Accessibility Evaluator. Prototype. Tests accessibility of Open Document Text
files, such as those created by the Open Office productivity suite.
Prototype tools for testing accessibility of Glade, SVG, and other file formats.