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Re: Bringing accessibility into thedevelopmentprocess (request for feedback).


From: smithj7
Date: Apr 21, 2007 5:50AM

I agree with Patrick regarding the need for user input. For example, I
had a form on our site (note wasn't used much - been there 10 years) and
it was html that of course past ever accessiblity and evaluation test.
However, our users got used to being able to download a form (rich text
format) and complete it using their computers. The html form was not
usable for this.

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Patrick H.
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Bringing accessibility into the developmentprocess
(request for feedback).

Quoting Peter Krantz < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:

> 2. They require manual intervention to do the test (which takes
> 3. They typically provide feedback that you have to be able to
> interpret to make use of. E.g. some warnings from the FAE may be
> irrelevant but it is hard to know if you don't know accessibility.

You're not going to get an automated tool that can tell you if a
resource is accessible or not, on its own. There ALWAYS needs to be
human/manual intervention and review, at least for part of the tests
that can be performed. Any tool that pretends to give you an
authoritive answer without human intervention is lying.

Patrick H. Lauke