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RE: Web Designers Alternative for JAWS


From: Mary Martinson
Date: Aug 29, 2003 7:27PM

I've tested web sites with JAWS, and as a casual user I get some false
positives and false negatives. This leads you down the wrong path and wastes
time and money. As *one piece* of the testing process I have contracted with
users who are blind and are experienced with JAWS. They do the testing at
their own site and send me a report via email. This does not take the place
of formal usability testing, but is useful to spot errors early, when it is
easier and cheaper to fix problems. These contractors charge $25 an hour,
so it's certainly more affordable than buying JAWS. If anyone wants contact
information on these contractors, let me know.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kynn Bartlett [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 5:28 PM
To: John Britsios
Subject: Re: Web Designers Alternative for JAWS