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Re: Tools to scan websites made using CGI


From: Druckman,Geri
Date: Feb 25, 2014 8:56AM

Hi Mark,

As Sarah mentioned, there is Wave by WebAIM. I also use another free
browser add-on called Code Sniffer by SquizLabs
http://www.squizlabs.com/general/html-codesniffer though it scans only one
page at a time.

To crawl a whole site, where you can set the number of pages, the depth of
links down your site navigation tree (e.g., three levels down: HomePage >>
About >> Staff) etc. I use WorldSpace by Deque:
http://www.deque.com/products/worldspace/ it also has a browser plug-in
and FireBug add-on called FireEyes, and works pretty well, though not a
free tool. One of the nice things about it, is that you can generate
reports with WorldSpace, and load individual issues to your browser into
FireEyes, per page. Or push back from the browser to WorldSpace as you
find new issues, or solve any.


Geri Druckman
Web Development Specialist - Accessibility
Department of Internet Services
MD Anderson Cancer Center
T 713-792-6293 | F 713-745-8134

On 2/25/14 8:44 AM, "Cameron Cundiff" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

>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
>> automate Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 codes scanning of a website made using
>> CGI.
>> Thanks,
>> Mark Guisinger
>> >> >> messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
>> >> >> >>