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From: Patrizia Bertini
Date: Apr 20, 2004 1:35AM


Ops, I've forgiven a quick look to the pages also with Lynx which is
always an useful tool to make sure about the results achieved in
Accessibility;)

M2p -- Pat


Il giorno 20/apr/04, alle 09:34, Patrizia Bertini ha scritto:

> hi Leo,
>
> I often do auditing and agree with Shilpa, I actually define the pages
> I'll test as follows:
> - Home Page
> - 3-5 pages of second level
> - 3-5 pages of third level
> - each page that has forms
> - each page that has applications
> - contact page
> - Map
> - those pages which have some peculiarity (graphics, data tables, plug
> in....)
>
> after the page selection, I do as follows:
> - verify W3C Code compliance
> - verify the CSS
> - test with with Cynthiasays
> - test with vischeck for color blindness
> - test with no CSS
> - test with no image upload
> - test without javascript
> - verify manually all the ALT, LONGDESC, SUMMARY, CAPTION, ABBR,
> ACRONYM, Header, SPAN LANG, DTD ETC ... elements
> - read the code of the pages line by line and verify it's compliant
> and correct and sign for each page in which line there's an error.
> - Linguistic analysis - verify that the text os clear and use the
> clearest dictionary (as English speaker you can easily refer to the
> VoA dictionary)
>
> After all that, you can have a clear idea of the status of the site
> accessibility, also because consider that nowadays sites are generated
> by CMS so errors are commonly repeated and once you have fixed them on
> 15/20 pages you can ask technicians to rewiew all the pages according
> to the errors you've found in the example pages, or ask to review the
> CMS in order to generate a more accessible and compliant output.
>
> hope this helps:)
>
> M2p -- Pat
>
>
>
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> Studio Bertini & Associati
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> Il giorno 19/apr/04, alle 20:08, Leo Smith ha scritto:
>
>> 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 hear of the most effective ways people have found to
>> present their findings for accessibility audits.
>>
>> Thanks much in advance for any input/suggestions!
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Leo.
>
>
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