Christian Heilmann

Welcome Web Accessibility Tool Consortium

Thursday, September 15th, 2005 at 11:20 am

Developers of free accessibility testing tools have joined forces in the Web Accessibility Tool Consortium. Being a user of a lot of these tools, I welcome this as it means that instead of working against each other we can have a nice, integrated approach and brain-picking from a pool of good people.

The consortium includes some well-known accessibility players from all over the globe, as Gez Lemon put it:

WAT-C is a collaboration of some of the world’s leading accessibility practitioners. These developers of free web accessibility testing software & services include:

The consortium will promote and pursue software development goals including:

  • Free web accessibility testing software
  • Enhanced development of existing web accessibility testing tools
  • The internationalization of web accessibility testing software

Now, if only screen reader development companies would catch that drift and come up with a developer edition that does not time out after 30 minutes or has other limitations…

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