HTML Tidy Accessibility Checker

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Overview of HTML Tidy

Many of us know Internet users who have disabilities and rely on an adaptive technology system in order to access web pages. Over the last few years the situation has improved considerably in terms of the web compatibility of access technologies such as screen readers, magnifiers, and alternative mouse systems. However, the web pages themselves need to be designed with a wide range of users in mind, and authors may also include HTML access features that optimize access to users with disabilities.

One strategy for increasing the accessibility of the millions of web pages designed each year is the development of tools for checking HTML. HTML Tidy is a utility currently being developed to provide this important support for web authors. This initiative has been undertaken as a joint collaboration between the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto and the Trace Centre at the University of Wisconsin.