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Re: "New" Accessibility Validator


From: Holly Marie
Date: Oct 24, 2003 8:37AM

From: "Robert B. Yonaitis"

> And on a side note here is our new online validator:
> http://www.hisoftware.com/accmonitorsitetest/

Interesting how these are all beginning to look more simplified or much
like the Cynthia Says Portal...

I happen to like these types of reports.

I ran a page through, though there were no accessibility items or issues
so I did not see how the include file source works. I will try[without
much effort] to find some page out there that shows how that works.

I do question, though I may have missed this... that the report seems
tailored to *only* section 508.
While there are good checks in the section 508 tools, I do not feel they
are up to the best possible or range that is available for checking out
there so far... I would like Cynthia Says and others to retrofit those
checks to do complete testing against the published testing guidelines
[sect 508, and WCAG 1.0 priority levels 1, 2, and 3]

Meeting section 508, to me, is not complete enough.
All tests are not complete enough but the four sets of guidelines is
better than just the one set to me.

Cynthia Says does offer the options of all test checks, though since
they imployed the more than one minute wait per domain, this can become
an issue. It would be nice if Cynthia Says adopted an *all in one* test.
Cynthia Says URL http://www.cynthiasays.com/

Then of course, I believe it would be good to offer up tips and ideas to
others after making a disclaimer somewhere about these test results
about how to manually check work for items that fall outside of the
guidelines. [includes device dependent navigation -- aka mouseless, and
others. ]

I like the addition of the ALT report, it covers some of those areas
outside of automated checks. I wonder if it could be on the same page as
the other results? in a different section?


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