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    is 508 and W3C/WAI's the same thing?

    Hi,

    When put through the Cynthia Says - Web Content Accessability report my site passes http://www.contentquality.com/mynewt...multimedia.com.

    Does this confirm that all the pages on my Web site will conform to W3C/WAI's Web Content standards?

    Thanks

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    You might want to try http://webxact.watchfire.com/ for a more exacting (checks up to WAI Priority Level 3), but more informative check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillisTi
    When put through the Cynthia Says - Web Content Accessability report my site passes http://www.contentquality.com/mynewt...multimedia.com.

    Does this confirm that all the pages on my Web site will conform to W3C/WAI's Web Content standards?
    no, it doesn't. you seem to have tested against Section 508. WCAG is a completely different beast, and you need to specify that when running cynthia if that's what you want to test against.
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    Section 508 is US government accessibility guidelines. WAI/WCAG is the W3C's accessibility guidelines. There is some overlap between the two, but being compliant with one doesn't mean you're fully compliant with the other (nor does checking with automated tools only mean that you're compliant at all).

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    Thanks for the explanations i wasnt quite sure.


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