Presenters: Shadi Abou-Zahra and Eric Eggert from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
This was my second session at the CSUN conference on Friday, March 6. Full disclosure: I’ve had some involvement with these projects via the W3C’s WAI-EOWG group.
Overview of New Resources and Tools
- WAI Eval Resources
- WCAG-EM Report Tool
- Eval Tools List
- Eval Tool Features
- auto-wcag Community Group
WAI Evaluation Resources
- “Easy Checks” provides tips for anyone on how to analyze web pages for accessibility. Shows simple ways to use browser toolbars.
- “BAD” (Before After Demo) will show common errors and how to fix them in a web page that’s horribly inaccessible.
- Involving Users in Evaluating Web Accessibility
- WCAG-EM Report Tool is a guidance tool that is non-normative. It is just one way that you can use to evaluate the accessibility of your web pages. Shadi walked through the WCAG-EM Report tool to show how it works…it’s very useful for folks who are doing web site accessibility audits.
- Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List provides a filterable list of tools (paid, free, and open-source) that are available to help you evaluate web accessibility. Vendors and developers can add their tools to this list.
- Developers’ Guide to Features of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools helpful to folks who are planning to procure software for web site evaluation
- auto-wcag Community Group is a new way for anyone to come together to put together test cases for tool developers to validate their tools work. You don’t have to pay to be a W3C member…it’s totally free to join this community.