For Immediate Release
UsableNet releases Lift Onsite version 2.0, the first Macintosh product to
test for Section 508 and W3C accessibility compliance.
Accessibility concerns move to the forefront for web developers with the
onset of section 508 legislation
New York– Today, UsableNet released version 2.0 of Lift Onsite, the only
software tool for Mac web developers to test their websites to meet section
508 and W3C guidelines. Under section 508 (http://www.section508.gov/), all
federally funded websites are required by law to make all content and
programs offered on their Internet and intranet sites accessible to people
with disabilities. The legislation also states that websites maintained by
U.S. departments and agencies must be accessible, bringing accessibility
issues to the attention of all web developers. Lift Onsite simplifies the
process of compliance for Mac web developers.
Lift Onsite Version 2.0 has expanded its capabilities to include testing to
meet section 508 guidelines, empowering Mac web developers with the
information and expertise they need to create and maintain usable and
accessible websites. With Lift Onsite, web developers can evaluate, test,
fix and report on their websites to comply with industry guidelines.
Evaluations can be customized and developers can weight problems, allowing
them to automatically rank and fix errors without sifting through a lengthy
Lift Onsite Top Features
o Automatic Evaluation – allows users to automate testing to meet
accessibility and usability guidelines, saving time by eliminating manual
evaluation of HTML.
o Problem Identification – pinpoints problems and offers full explanations
as well as links to additional information, simplifying the process of
understanding and complying with guidelines including section 508.
o Guideline Customization – customize the evaluation by selecting from a
range of accessibility and usability guidelines.
o Rule Prioritization – allows users to weight importance of rules based on
specific needs. Web Developers can fix critical problems first, save time
o Interactive Report – integration with web authoring tools allows
developers to fix problems from directly within Lift Onsite’s interactive
reports. Users can streamline the fixing process and use the report to
document their work.
Headquartered in New York City, UsableNet is a software company that
provides usability and accessibility products for website developers.
UsableNet’s software tools empower web developers to quickly and
efficiently test websites to meet usability and accessibility standards,
including section 508 and W3C guidelines. UsableNet recently announced a
strategic partnership with Macromedia. The company’s products are sold
worldwide through distributors as well as through the company’s website.
For more information, go to http://www.usablenet.com/.