Web Accessibility Validation and Repair - Which Tool and Why?By Harrison, Laurie; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Paper focuses on web accessibility tools and guidelines. The author contends that HTML authors need to be supported on how to accommodate a wide range of users, as Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates the accessibility of federal and educational websites. Two sets of standards are used by web developers to set compliance benchmarks: (1) the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 from the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium, which is a document that provides a priority-based hierarchy of guidelines for website evaluations; and (2) the Guide to the Section 508 Standards for Electronic and Information Technology from the Access Board, which provides an outline for federal compliance expectations. A number of compliance evaluation tools are listed, including: (1) A-Prompt Tool Kit (http://www.aprompt.ca), (2) InSight and InFocus (http://www.ssbtechnologies.com/index.html), (3) AccVerify and AccRepair (http://www.hisoftware.com/access/Index.html, (4) Page Screamer (http://crunchy.com/tools/index.html, (5) RetroAccess (http://www.retroaccess.com), and (6) Usable Net (http://www.macromedia.com/downloads).
Assistive Products Discussed: INFOCUS SUITE
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/279.htm