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Re: Online ADA plugin?


From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Mar 28, 2019 5:47PM

To add to Brikir, it offers a free guide, consisting of:

How to retrofit your existing website for accessibility [RB] Other than
using general guidance, there's no way to offer real advice without seeing
the site.
Your vulnerability to lawsuits [RB] Other than non-specific items, there's
no way this could tell you YOUR vulnerability.
The top 10 WCAG accessibility issues and guideline numbers [RB] What
criteria was used to pick these?
Comments on those issues and guidelines {RB] gives extensive guidance on
each SC, so I would be interested in what they add.
Where to look for these issues on your site [RB[ This is probably assumes
you don't know how to code
What your next steps should be [RB] probably recommends using their tool.
Contact information for further resources

Ryan E. Benson

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 6:10 PM Birkir R. Gunnarsson <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Any claims like this are not only inaccurate, they are what I would
> describe as bovine
> faeces.
> There are a bunch of issues that can't be fixed by a plugin:
> * How does a plugin know if an image needs an alt text, given that
> there are 4 ways to assign a text alternative to an image, does it
> even know if it has one?
> * How does it know if there is animation on the page or if videos on
> the page are captioned?
> * How is it going to find keyboard accessibility issues?
> I've never heard of the vendor but I would ask any vendor of an
> accessibility tool questions such as:
> * Do you have people on W3C working groups related to accessibility or
> other accessibility expert groups?
> * How many of your developers and staff have accessibility credentials
> such as IAAP certifications?
> * Show example of your work (you can accessibility test the so-called
> accessible page to see if it's really accessible).
> Ask them how they deal with issues like color contrast, deciding about
> alt text, does the tool understand ARiA, does it simulate interactions
> like invalid form submission or bringing up a dialog.
> I don't know this particular tool and I don't mean disreppect to
> whoever I writing it, but those kinds of claims would instantly set
> off dozens of alarms for me, if something sounds too good to be true,
> it usually is.
> See also the recent discussion of accessibility overlays.
> Cheers
> .
> On 3/28/19, Colleen Gratzer, Gratzer Graphics < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
> > I'm curious if anyone here has tried out the Online ADA plugin:
> >
> > https://adaplugin.com/
> >
> > It claims to scan and update your entire website for accessibility in
> > minutes.
> >
> > If you have used it, did you find that it did a decent job?
> >
> >
> > Colleen Gratzer
> > Chief Creative Officer :: Accessibility Specialist
> > Gratzer Graphics LLC :: https://gratzergraphics.com
> >
> > Design Domination podcast host
> > > > > > > > > >
> --
> Work hard. Have fun. Make history.
> > > > >