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Re: Bringing accessibility into the development process (request for feedback).


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Apr 16, 2007 12:20PM

Peter Krantz wrote:

> Also, the strife for a definitive "Yes! Your page is completely accessible"
> does not rule out tools that give you feedback on various parts of
> accessibility.

Yes, such a tool would be fine, but the reality is that you CANNOT build
such a tool. That's sadly a fact that you've got to accept. To pick the
simplest of examples, an automated tool can check that you've added an
ALT attribute to your image, but it can't check if the ALT you've put in
is appropriate (which doesn't necessarily mean it needs to reflect its
content, but rather it's a mixture of content and context of the actual
page itself).

For better or worse, there NEEDS to be human intervention and manual

Patrick H. Lauke