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Re: Plans to make WAVE more robust?


From: Jared Smith
Date: Sep 25, 2012 1:34PM

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Nancy Johnson wrote:
> Any chance that it will be robust enough to evaluate, javascript/jquery
> and AJAX accessiblity?

JavaScript, jQuery, and AJAX are pretty complicated things, and no
automated tool could ever possibly fully evaluate them for
accessibility. But the toolbar evaluates the accessibility of page
content after scripting has been applied, so it allows very accurate
evaluation of the actual end user experience. We've added some new
logic to identify accessibility issues that are commonly introduced by
scripting, as well as some new tests for ARIA, HTML5, etc. We hope
WAVE will make evaluation of these types of content much easier.