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Re: Website evaluations


From: wolfgang.berndorfer@zweiterblick.at
Date: Jun 28, 2022 11:55AM

If I am asked before evaluation and generally in my evaluation report I suggest:

1. Care about your code by html validation. Each technician should know about https://validator.w3.org/ an know about solving announced errors or warnings. It is annoying to report the small once one techs.
2. Put away your mouse and then try out to use your navigation and forms. That is not black pedagogy, that is reminding of craft.

Hardly any keyboard and focus failure, audio and video SC can be found with tools or manual testing. So e have to extend responsibility to authors.


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The general strategy is definitely a combination of an automated site crawler scan (a scan that crawls the site and scans every page) ad a manual accessiblity assessment of key pages and component
The HomePage
Contact Us page
Search page (if there is one)
Landing pages for key categories
One page per categry or template (say articles, blogs)
Any components used consistently across the site
* Head/footer
* Any navigation menus or modal popups used consistently
* Check for videos and any online media player (make sure those are accessible and support closed captions and ideally audio description)

The automated scan can be done monthly (it's quick and, depending on what you choose, can be inexpensive) Manual assessments of key pages should be done quarterly (or less, depending on how often your site is updated).

Here are two options, depending on budget

Wav'es Accessibility I'm back service
(site scan + manual assessment of 4 pages for $500).
You may have to supplement with assessment of more pages and components.

If you want the lowest cost DIY possible:

Axe crawler (opensource):
(open source, runs Axe on every page), + you'd have to conduct manual reviews yourself or hire someone to do it.

All the big vendors, Deque/Level Access/TPGI offer some form of these services at various price point.
I've heard good things about Accessibility 360, but I've never used them directly.

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> Hi Bevi,
> I'd recommend Accessible360. Here is their website:
> https://accessible360.com/.
> Best,
> Paul
> Paul Rayius
> Vice-President of Training
> CommonLook
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