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On (24/02/05 00:07), Ronan Cunniffe didst pronounce:
>> Nope. A blank page still triggers warnings. What exactly does bobby
> "validate" exactly?
>Bobby validates web pages for accessibility. It can perform two separate
accessibility checks. The default one is the W3C WAI test, the second is
American 508. I haven't read any of the 508 one, but I've read a good
bit on the WAI.
Basically, no matter what you test, it'll return warnings. These are
usually tests that the validator has identified in the document, but
they can't be checked by the validator (eg. if you have an image as a
background and text over it, to make sure the text contrasts
I have written and currently maintain an audio books website for the
Disability Services office in UL. Obviously, for this to be of any use
it needs to be accessible, so I've validated it against both WAI and 508
using bobby, and it has passed on both. It's a bit more work to make
content accessible, but it's not difficult. It's really just a matter of
keeping the recommendations in mind while writing the code, then fixing
up whatever you overlooked at the end.
However, it also makes stupid recommendations for some stuff. For
example, one of the tests above says to put content in input text boxes,
no matter what they're for. This doesn't help a blind person using the
audio books site I maintain. The text in the input boxes isn't even
parsed by the screenreading software he was using.
Chat ya later,
BOFH excuse #1: clock speed
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