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RE: site accessibility audits


From: Shilpa
Date: Apr 19, 2004 10:40PM


We have done some audits and the process for this particular one could
-Take on the home page
-Pick up different kinds of pages for audit, viz. if 5 pages are similar
you may take the most complicated (maybe 1 or 2)
-Pick up ALL pages which have plug-ins

-Depending on the timeframe you have for the audit take about 3-4 hours
for testing each page and decide on the number of days that you would
spend on auditing. Accordingly select the pages for the audit.

Define the target audience for the site and list down their strengths
and weaknesses.

Ask the client if they want to define an accessibility policy or do they
have anything in mind. If they do, define an accessibility policy, even
if they don't suggest and make some sort of a policy.
Based on that make a report format which will track all the elements
that are accessible or inaccessible.

Define a process:
-viz. first test it with bobby
-test with W3C validator
-test with A-prompt or some other tool that you prefer
-test for color contrast
-test with a screen reader or other assistive device
-get some end user audience to test the site for you

make the report, define a timeframe to retrofit it and submit it to the

Hope this helps.

Shilpa Uttam
Enabling Dimensions
C-731 Sushant Lok-I
Gurgaon, Haryana-122002
O: (91-124) 5046726
M: 9810188826

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthews, Brian S. [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 11:48 PM
Subject: RE: site accessibility audits

I have a similar interest, only what are some effective and successful
ways to rate sites when looking at all the pages?

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]On Behalf Of Leo Smith
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 1:09 PM
Subject: site accessibility audits
Hi Folks,

I wrote a posting on a similar subject a few weeks ago, although the
focus of what I am now trying to put together is slightly different.

I am in the process of auditing some Web sites for accessibility
compliance -- some large 10,000+ page sites.

Obviously, I will be taking a randoming sampling of pages to audit,
initially against section 508 and W3C priority one.

I am looking for suggestions from folks on the best way(s) to make a
random sampling of pages for such audits. I would also be very
interested to hea