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Best automated Accessibility evaluation tool


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Nov 18, 2005 9:00AM

We are developing several free tools here at the university of
Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and would be interested in your
feedback on helping developers understand accessibility.

I. Web Accessibility Management Tool (Beta 0.8)
Being developed to provide summary reports on markup that
support accessibility based on a set of best practices[1] for
implementing the W3C WCAG 1.0 and Section 508 requirements.


II. Web Accessibility Visualization Tool
The goal of this tool is to help web developers graphically
visualize web accessibility of their web resources, especially
in the areas of improving the use of structural navigation.


III. Mozilla/Firefox Accessibility Extension
Provides a toolbar, menu options and keyboard enhancements for
improving the accessibility of both the mozilla and firefox
browsers. Check for form labels, headers, table headers, and
styling options are just a few of the features.


We would love to have on any or all of these technologies we
are developing.


[1] http://cita.disability.uiuc.edu/html-best-practices/

---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:43:08 -0000
>From: "Paul Collins" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Subject: Best automated Accessibility evaluation tool
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >,
> Looking at Accessibility evaluation software, could
> anyone recommend the best tool for all-round
> evaluation?
> And yes, I will be doing human testing also!
> Thanks,
> Paul

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Director of IT Accessibility Services
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES)

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