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Re: Web Accessibility Validators - Experience survey


From: Karl Groves
Date: Jul 31, 2014 8:12AM


Not to take the wind out of your sails, but you may want to do a more
thorough evaluation of the tools available on the market as well as a more
informed study of evaluation methods overall and the various use cases for
accessibility testing tools and for automated software testing in general

I say this because of the rather small number of tools in your survey and
the choices of tools in your survey. For instance, at least one of those
tools only tests WCAG 1.0.

Some helpful links for you

http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/ - thats the evaluation and repair tools WG at W3C

http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/WD-AERT/ED-AERT - that's a recent document
they've published a document that provides an overview of potential
features of tools.

Also, taking an opportunity to rant a little:
Something that I feel is currently holding accessibility back is the
continuing ignorance of software QA outside of accessibility. The continued
creation and use of standalone testing systems prevents the mainstreaming
of accessibility in development processes.

2014-07-31 8:08 GMT-04:00 Gaspar Rajoy < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:

> Hello everyone!
> I'm from Argentina, and I'm about to finish my Degree. To make that
> possible, I'm doing a thesis of Accessibility Validators, and implementing
> a completely new concept in Accessibility Validation of W3C's WCAG2 Rules,
> written in Java. As part of the work, I have to do a deep research of the
> current market offer in this matter. All I need from you, is to complete a
> form (link provided at the end) with a few questions about your experience,
> your thoughts and what do you expect from a validator to provide (if you
> have experienced some of the validators, and you are working with Web
> Accessibility).
> Sincerely, I really appreciate your help.
> ------------------------------
> Hola a todos! Soy de Argentina, y estoy a punto de terminar mi tesis de
> grado. Para hacer eso posible, estoy haciendo un trabajo de investigación
> sobre Validadores de Accesibilidad Web, e implementado un nuevo concepto en
> Validación de Accesibilidad Web basado en las reglas WCAG2 de la W3C,
> escrito en Java. Como parte de dicho trabajo, necesito hacer una
> investigación sobre la oferta de mercado actual, en materia de validadores
> existentes.
> Lo que necesito de ustedes, es que completen un formulario (enlace provisto
> al final) con un par de preguntas acerca de su experiencia con validadores
> de accesibilidad, qué piensan y qué características creen que éstos
> deberían tener (si aplica, ya que puede que nunca hayan trabajado con este
> tipo de herramientas).
> *El formulario se encuentra en inglés, pero si necesitan tenerlo en
> español, por favor me avisan así les proveo la versión traducida.*
> Sinceramente agradezco el tiempo y la ayuda de todos ustedes.
> Web Accessibility Validators - Form
> <
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pAPGb3dgSgoXpNhWaaSOQSVq4c_7Ts6Rg3e95mTvH-0/viewform?usp=send_form
> >
> --
> *-- Gaspar RajoyPhone: (+54) 9 (221) 5666077*
> > > >


Karl Groves
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