Accessibility Checker Recommendations

Among TopStyle’s validation tools is integration with the Bobby accessibility checker, but I’ve received word from Watchfire that they’ve discontinued their free web-based Bobby service. So, I need to find a replacement, hopefully in time to include in TopStyle 3.12.

Personally, I’ve found the accessibility checks built into CSE HTML Validator Pro more than sufficient for my needs, but I realize some TopStyle customers would like integration with a free web-based checker as well so I’d like to continue to offer this feature.

Since I don’t have much experience with these tools, I’m open to recommendations from TopStyle users. Note, though, that whatever service I integrate with must be able to accept the HTML document via HTTP post (ie: application/x-www-form-urlencoded) rather than just through a public URL.

5 thoughts on “Accessibility Checker Recommendations

  1. I also like the HTML Validator Pro integration the most. That’s another great piece of useful software!
    The only online service I’m familiar with is WebAIM’s Wave 3.0 service at:
    http://www.wave.webaim.org/index.jsp
    One of its options is to upload a page, though you’d know better of course whether this could be integrated into TS.

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  2. What about http://www.contentquality.com/
    that FireFox uses for 508 validation (via the Web Developer extension)?
    Don’t know if its what you are looking for – I actually use the Web Developer tools from FF to do any validation/layout debugging etc.

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