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Re: accessibility of accessibility checking tools

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From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Date: Dec 23, 2015 3:52PM


This is a large problem with back office tools in general, in and out of the accessibility world. Within accessibility, there is a pervasive problem where as long as produced content is accessible, the tools to produce it can lack even basic accessibility.

This includes:

* PDF remediation tools
* Content creation
* Accessibility testing
* Creating subtitles
* Editing video and multimedia

This is particularly frustrating given how many accessibility professionals are disabled ourselves.

Lucy, I don't know if it would be appropriate at all for people with other disabilities to horn in on your nascent community, but we'd probably benefit from many of the same resources and lessons!

Deborah

On Tue, 22 Dec 2015, Lucy Greco wrote:

> hello:
> this is a vary in portent problem we are facing today we need to have
> access to the tools our peers use to test as blind access professionals.
> we are holding a meeting at CSUN on Thursday morning at 10 about this vary
> topic. a few other blind professionals and my self are wanting to start
> a community that can share tools tips and tricks for other blind users.
> the listing for the event is called strike of the bats. and will be led by
> my self and Birkir Gunnarsson this meeting will be to talk about how best
> to share information and start creating a library of tools and lessons
> for blind professionals to use in there #a11y work. Lucy
>
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 12:43 AM, Shadi Abou-Zahra < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> W3C/WAI maintains a list of web accessibility evaluation tools:
>> - http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/
>>
>> Some tool vendors provide information about the accessibility of their
>> tools. You can find these tools -- currently only 6 tools -- by using the
>> filter option "Tools providing accessibility information" at the very end
>> of the filter options list.
>>
>> Use the "Add your tool" button to provide information about tools that you
>> know about -- as a tool user or tool vendor.
>>
>> Best,
>> Shadi
>>
>>
>>
>> On 22.12.2015 06:27, sucharu wrote:
>>
>>> Hey All,
>>>
>>> Good morning!
>>>
>>> I want to learn about
>>>
>>> 1. Available accessibility evaluating tools accessible for screen
>>> reader users.
>>>
>>> 2. Is there any work around to make "inspect element" accessible.
>>>
>>> 3. Is there some free tool that can check whole website at one go.
>>>
>>> 4. Looking for reply.
>>>
>>> 5. Thanks,
>>>
>>> 6. Sucharu
>>>
>>> >>> >>> >>> >>>
>>>
>> --
>> Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
>> Activity Lead, WAI International Program Office
>> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
>>
>> >> >> >> >>
>
>
>
> --
> Lucia Greco
> Web Accessibility Evangelist
> IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
> University of California, Berkeley
> (510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
> http://webaccess.berkeley.edu
> Follow me on twitter @accessaces
> > > > --