Electrum Announces WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Testing Tool

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Web accessibility testing tool released for validating WCAG 2.0 guideline compliance, and enforcing corporate web site quality policy.

SortSite's built-in accessibility expert eliminates costs, for less money than a day's consulting fees.

click web site testing and analysis tool.

After an 8 year development effort, the W3C published the WCAG 2.0 accessibility standard on 11th Dec 2008. On Dec 16th Electrum released the first commercial WCAG 2.0 accessibility testing tool. This enables organizations to find and fix issues preventing people with disabilities from accessing their web sites.

SortSite 3.0 checks every page on a web site for over 400 quality issues including: broken links, US and EU legal compliance, accessibility and usability problems, browser compatibility and search engine optimization. This allows organizations to improve web site quality and user experience, reduce third-party consultancy costs, and improve their search engine ranking.

New features in version 3.0 include:

  • Over 100 new checkpoints for the W3C WCAG 2.0 accessibility validation, in addition to the existing checkpoints for US Section 508 and WCAG 1.0
  • Policy based guideline configuration allowing corporate web site quality standards to be created and shared between users
  • Content quality checks
  • Improved performance and a reworked user interface

"In recessions organizations look to reduce costs." said Stuart Harper, Electrum CEO "SortSite's built-in accessibility expert eliminates costs, for less money than a day's consulting fees."

Pricing starts from $299 per user.

For additional information, and a downloadable demo, visit http://www.electrumsolutions.com. SortSite is available for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, 2008 and Vista.

About Electrum
Electrum specializes in tools for web site creators and stakeholders. The company was founded in 1996 and launched its first product, PowerMapper, in 1997. Electrum products are used in 43 countries by some of the world's largest organizations, including 25% of the Fortune 100.

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Mark Rogers, Electrum +44 131 555 4241


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