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Beware the Automated Accessibility Tool Trap (15 Dec 2005)
Automated accessibility testing tools can be useful -- they can save you a large amount of time in performing some very basic accessibility checks. However, they must be used with caution, and cannot be used as a stand-alone guide for accessibility checking. Indeed, expert accessibility knowledge should always be applied in evaluating a site's accessibility, perhaps in conjunction with the fantastic Web accessibility toolbar for Internet Explorer or the equally excellent Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox, both of which can help speed up manual checks dramatically.
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