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From: Claudia Alden Case
Date: Aug 18, 2008 10:30AM


Paul,
I've been using Web Accessibility Toolbar v.2.0 for Internet Explorer.
(Unfortunately it's not available for Firefox.) Here's a link to it:
http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html

It's very robust, user-friendly tool for testing individual pages. It also
provides meaningful results that are easy to give to a developer and say
"here's what needs to be fixed".

As for an automated tool, I've tried using on online site called CynthiaSays
by HiSoftware: http://www.cynthiasays.com/. I found the results less than
useful because a) it assesses only a single page, not an entire site; b) the
results are a simply pass/fail indicator, with not a lot of information to
help a developer know where the problems are; and c) about half the tests I
still had to run manually using another tool because CynthiaSays just skips
over it.

There's my two cents...

Claudia Alden Case
User Experience Consultant | Alden Case Enterprises, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Collins [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 3:11 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Testing accessibility

Hi all,

I'm still using Accessibilidad Web to test my sites, because it's free and
you can scan local versions. Just wondering, has anyone found a better way
of testing their sites of late?!

Accessibilidad web:
http://www.tawdis.net/taw3/cms/en

Cheers
Paul