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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">No automated accessibility testing product is sufficient by itself.  Depending on how you count, and whether you’re testing content or applications, automated tools can only identify 30-40%
 of problems by themselves.  If you’re trying to do a formal, thorough audit, you end up using a handful of different tools in addition to manual testing and testing with users of assistive technologies.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">An enterprise-type tool like Compliance Sheriff is good for monitoring for trends, such as increasing or decreasing defects over time, and for targeted tasks, such as making sure headings
 are being used or that images have alternative text.  (Even then a human then has to check to be sure the headings are being used appropriately and the alternative text is an actual replacement for the image.)  They can be very helpful for assigning remediation
 tasks and making sure they’re followed up on.  I haven’t looked at this product in a while, so I’m not sure what kind of features they have for that.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">If you’re looking for tools to help you test specific sites or pages, there a lot of free tools that will be just as effective.  If you’re looking for something to help you manage an organization-wide
 monitoring and remediation program, then Compliance Sheriff or other validation management systems may be a big help.  Others include Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) by Level Access, Rational Policy Tester by IBM, and Worldspace (WorldSpace Attest,
 WorldSpace Assure, WorldSpace Comply) by Deque.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:115%"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#43956F">Sarah E. Bourne<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:115%"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#535353">Director of IT Accessibility<br>
Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS)<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:8.0pt;line-height:115%"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#535353">1 Ashburton Place, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02108<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#535353">Office: (617) 626-4502<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:115%"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#535353">sarah.bourne@mass.gov</span></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#535353">
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</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif""><a href="http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/itd/"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#535353;text-decoration:none">www.mass.gov/eotss</span></b></a></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#535353"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif""> athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces@mailman12.u.washington.edu]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>David Andrews<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:26 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> Access Technology Higher Education Network<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [Athen] Reliability and effectiveness of Compliance Sheriff by Cyxtera<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">It is considered to be a good product.  It is one of the four or five enterprise-level products in this area.  Each has strengths and weaknesses, and its own style.<br>
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Dave<br>
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At 06:42 PM 5/22/2018, you wrote:<br>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Does anyone know about the effectiveness of this product? How reliable/usable is it for checking the accessibility of sites?<br>
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Thanks,<br>
Howard<br>
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