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Re: why don't accessibility checkers find non-distinguishablelinks?


From: Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
Date: Nov 30, 2016 12:28PM

In my opinion it should flag as a manual check under 2.4.4 for AA compliance and should only fail automated checks under 2.4.9 which is at the AAA conformance level. You may want to confirm that the tool is configured for the level of conformance that you are seeking and that it did not flag a manual check. Whenever you deploy a new tool you can expect to get flagged for a large number of manual checks and you will also find some stuff that is just noise. This is not a bad thing - if it was completely automatic I would probably be flipping burgers...

Mike Moore
Accessibility Coordinator
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Civil Rights Office
(512) 438-3431 (Office)

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Subject: [WebAIM] why don't accessibility checkers find non-distinguishable links?

Can anyone tell me why accessibility checkers would not be finding Non-distinguishable links?
Our CMS uses achecker and it doesn't find them. WAVE doesn't either. We are piloting Siteimprove and it found 143 page with them. Ugh.

Angela French
Internet/Intranet Specialist
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges