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Re: "New" Accessibility Validator


From: Ineke van der Maat
Date: Oct 25, 2003 11:56AM

Hello Randy,


I tested a site in this validator that is xhtml 1.1 and css valid and
can be tested in every accessibility tool as aaa-compliant. I got this:

CSE HTML Validator Professional v6.01 generated 0 error messages, 1
warning message, and 22 other messages when checking this web page.
These problems may damage this web page's search engine rankings as well
as cause viewing problems for visitors. It is highly recommended that
any problems be corrected.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Of all the messages generated, 3 messages had
to do with accessibility. While this page did not generate any
accessibility errors or warnings (Congratulations!), it is very likely
that there are opportunities to improve this web site's accessibility.
Consider reviewing this web site for accessibility issues. CSE HTML
Validator can help.

Where is stated that I also have to test my site manually for possible
accessibilityproblems that can not be detected automatically?

Most people who get this message, surely think their site is fully
accessible, so I don't think this testtool is therefore very usuful.

Ineke van der Maat

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