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Re: Tools to scan websites made using CGI


From: Cameron Cundiff
Date: Feb 25, 2014 7:44AM

Hi Mark,

Take a look at capybara-accessible. You can write an script that starts an
automated browser to visit pages, click links, interact with forms, and
target specific elements. Whenever the browser get a message to click a
link or visit a page, it runs accessibility assertions and will stop and
print a report when it finds an error.

Crawling is a brittle mechanism for testing pages that have form
interaction, which is part of the reason Case Commons built the tool.

The scripting language uses Capybara:
capybara-accessible is on ruby gems:

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:02 AM, Bourne, Sarah (ITD) <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Mark,
> The WebAIM WAVE toolbar tests against pages as rendered:
> http://wave.webaim.org/
> If you are looking for a tool that can crawl and run across a whole site
> in that mode and generate reports, let me know what you find.
> sb
> Sarah E. Bourne
> Director of Assistive Technology
> Information Technology Division
> Commonwealth of Massachusetts
> 1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108
> 617-626-4502
> http://www.mass.gov/itd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:
> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Mark Guisinger
> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 3:55 PM
> Subject: [WebAIM] Tools to scan websites made using CGI
> I was hoping someone might be able to point me to a tool I can use to help
> automate Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 codes scanning of a website made using
> CGI.
> Thanks,
> Mark Guisinger
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