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Thread: Why WAI-AAA and W3 code validation don't equal accessibility

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    resolved Why don't rely on automated accessibility tools?

    Why don't rely on automated accessibility tools?

    Automated accessibility tools are a piece of software which can test a web page, or even an entire website, for accessibility and some companies rely only on these tools to gauge for example compliance with U.S Section 508, the British Disability Discrimination Act or laws of other countries worldwide.

    Using the tools isn't bad, but using just those tools with no manual check is bad. That is a mistake!

    About manual evaluation, the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) says:

    "Examine page selection using relevant checkpoints from the Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. Note relevant can mean: checkpoints that cannot be evaluated by automatic or semiautomatic tools; checkpoints that actually apply to the site (e.g. if site contains no audio content, skip those); and, as a minimum, those checkpoints that apply to the level of conformance you are evaluating".

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    Wcag 2

    How soon do you plan to post comment based on WCAG 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by <Eddie> View Post
    Despite the best efforts of the W3, HTML/XHTML validation and their Web Content Accessibility Guidelines only go so far as to technically assist accessibility devices grab a websites content and make it usable.
    ironically, the most accessible sites cannot currently validate without javascript.

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    hi everyone, thank for useful infomation

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    accessibility design issues.

    hi,
    I can add that to create bespoke e-commerce is expensive .I had an experience with TLG company that proposes different prices for a large range of their clients

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    Design and Certification

    The article contains lots of points that very important and should be discussed. Thank for a great content.... Thanks...
    Design and Certification

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