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Re: Enterprise Level Accessibility Testing Tools


From: William Lawrence
Date: Feb 25, 2011 3:51PM

Having worked with the "Accenture Digital Diagnostics Engine" and the
"IBM Rational Policy Tester Accessibility Edition" solutions for some
time, I would not recommend adding either of those names to a list
with Deque, HiSoftware, SSB BART Group as an enterprise solution for
accessibility scanning.


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM, Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]
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> I just took a look at the Parasoft website and there's nothing written up about accessibility or Section 508 conformance anywhere on their site - product overview, core capabilities, information as to whether the product itself is Section 508 conformant or accessible.
> Here at the US HHS, we're required to use "Accenture," though many organizations also use Deque, IBM/Watchfire and HiSoft in addition to the HHS-mandated Accenture.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kiss [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 2:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Enterprise Level Accessibility Testing Tools
> You may or may not want to look at Parasoft SOATest
> (http://www.parasoft.com/jsp/products/soatest.jsp?itemId=101). It is an
> enterprise level test suite that includes automated tests for Section
> 508 and WCAG 2, and customisable rules. While the accessibility tools
> are there, they do seem to be just one part of what is a larger set of
> functional, load, security and other testing tools, so I wouldn't say
> that it is a tool fully dedicated to testing accessibility like SSB
> Bart's AMP or Deque Worldspace.
> I don't know what the software is like these days. I used it years ago
> when it was just called Parasoft Webking, and you could get the
> functional and static code analysis package on its own without all the
> load, security, and other stuff. One thing I liked about it then was the
> ability to build custom rules to do things like verify that certain
> images, for example logos, had specific alt-text that was required by
> the technical specs of the contract.
> Cheers,
> Jason
> On 25/02/11 01:02, Elle wrote:
>>> Hi, Mike!
>> Also, include SSB Bart's Accessibility Management Platform (AMP):
>> https://www.ssbbartgroup.com/amp/index.php.  After that, you've got all the
>> ones we looked at when we were doing our research, and I believe, all the
>> major enterprise level tools.
>> All the best,
>> Elle
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From:< <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>>> To:< <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>>> Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:37:10 -0600
>>> Subject: [WebAIM] Enterprise Level Accessibility Testing Tools
>>> Hi folks,
>>> I am doing a bit of market research on enterprise level accessibility
>>> testing tools and want to make sure that I am not missing anything. So far
>>> we have Deque, IBM/Watchfire and HiSoft on the list. We are looking at
>>> systems capable of scanning large websites. Anyone else that we should be
>>> looking at?
>>> Mike Moore
>>> Accessibility Coordinator, DARS