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”
Here’s a possibility;
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:
One of its options is to upload a page, though you’d know better of course whether this could be integrated into TS.
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.
I’ve been using hisoftware for the last few years and have been happy with it.
No idea about the HTTP post though, I fear!
I have been using webxact for a while now and is another great free watchfire resource. (http://webxact.watchfire.com/)
Hope this is useful.
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