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Re: Bobby [and asp]


From: Leo Smith
Date: Sep 10, 2002 6:12AM

I know that there are some issues withBobby = and that=20 it
cannot be the only accessibility tool used on a site, but it seems to
= me that=20 it is one of the most recognizable and that the US
government, for whom = I do=20 some work, would like to see a
"Bobby Approved" graphic on any site that = they=20 have an
interest in developing.

It seems that Bobby is becoming somewhat a stamp of approval
for many sites out there that are striving for accessibility, and also
perhaps as a way of saying to the world that is what you have
done (and why wouldn't you want to?).

My only concern, and one that others on this list have voiced, is
the validity and reliability of Bobby as a testing tool. I personally
have found Bobby to contain at least one (fairly major) error, and
to not be update with all or new technniques of coding for

I am wondering if it would be worth some time and effort for us
to begin suggesting ways that Bobby can be improved to the folks
that develop it - maybe some of you already have, and I would be
interested to hear about it.



Leo Smith
Web Designer/Developer
USM Office of Publications and Marketing
University of Southern Maine

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