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Quality, Privacy, and Accessibility Testing

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Ever wonder what it really takes to be ADA Compliant? Short of sifting through w3c specs, there's a great site I've found where you can submit single pages to see if they pass the test.

It's called WebXACT by Watchfire. Just paste in your URL. It shows errors and warnings. The interface can be a little sketchy at first, but once you notice the tab at the top labeled "Accessibility" you can go to a page that has tons of information on what you're missing.

WebXACT will give you warnings as well as errors, so it's really like a debug utility for web developers. Not only will you get rid of all your errors, but it will help you find out other ways to make your site more accessible.


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