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


From: Peter Krantz
Date: Apr 16, 2007 12:40PM

On 4/16/07, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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.

Not sure I am following you here. Why can't I build a tool that checks some
basic things such as the prescence of an alt attribute?

Maybe you misinterpreted me. I am not arguing that a "complete"
accessibility check doesn't require manual intervention. But if a developer
gets feedback one some basic things such as field labels, alt attributes,
heading structure etc isn't that better than no feedback at all during the
development phase?

Wouldn't that make a thorough accessibility check at the and of a project
less likely to find markup issues (like missing alt attributes)? Which is
the point I am trying to make...