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UsableNet announces LIFT for Mac OS X

UsableNet announces LIFT for Mac OS X

Streamlining Web design workflow, LIFT leverages the power of Mac OS X to
test websites for accessibility compliance and usability issues

1 July 2002 (New York) – UsableNet, a leading software developer of Web
accessibility and usability software solutions for Web designers in the
corporate, government and education sectors, announced today the release of
LIFT=99 for Mac OS X in the form of LIFT for Macromedia=AE Dreamweaver=AE MX=
Built upon the extensible architecture of Dreamweaver, this professional
solution leverages the power of Mac OS X to test websites for accessibility
compliance and usability issues, as well as streamline repairs.

LIFT for Mac OS X dramatically increases productivity in the Web design
process by incorporating accessibility and usability principles into the
production workflow. LIFT and Macromedia Dreamweaver MX work hand-in-hand
as new content is built or when retrofitting is required. Users may select
pre-defined guideline sets such as W3C or Section 508 accessibility
guidelines or create custom guideline sets for particular website concerns.
LIFT automates and simplifies the most repetitive and time-consuming
development tasks with tools like a global ALT editor for managing images
and a Fix Wizard for complex tables, forms, images, Flash elements, and
more. Customizable reports allow users to audit existing sites, identify
the work that needs to be done, and document compliance. Finally, a heavy
emphasis is placed upon informed design decisions, so extensive
descriptions, examples, and URL links are provided for each rule.

LIFT for Mac OS X is available for purchase at

“UsableNet brought the LIFT product line to Mac OS X because there is a
strong demand for our award-winning solution among Web designers who are
migrating to Apple=92s next generation operating system,=94 said Paolo Brajn=
UsableNet Chairman. =93LIFT for Mac OS X will make our customers more
productive and competitive in a market space where time is money.=94

Key Benefits
– Test Web content as you work, retrofit existing content, or test
live websites.
– Reduce false positives (incorrect problems being flagged) with LIFT
smart rules and increase productivity.
– Simplify and speed the repairs of complex and simple tables, forms,
Flash objects, and images with the Fix Wizard.
– Streamline the most tedious accessibility work with ALT Editor to
manage images across a site.
– Create HTML or XML reports to show what work is needed or to
document compliance.

Availability and Pricing
The suggest retail price of LIFT for Macromedia Dreamweaver MX is US$299
for the standard version and US$399 for the Pro Suite version which
includes LIFT Online, an online subscription-based service that lets users
monitor live and dynamic content. Free updates will be available for owners
of previous versions of LIFT for Macromedia Dreamweaver. Demo requests are
available at:

About UsableNet
Headquartered in New York City, UsableNet is a software company that
develops productivity solutions for website testing and repair. UsableNet’s
software tools empower Web designers and developers to quickly and
efficiently test websites to meet usability and accessibility standards
like the W3C and Section 508 guidelines. The company’s products are sold
worldwide through distributors as well as through the company’s website.
For more information, go to or call

UsableNet Incorporated, 83 Mercer Street, Floor 2, New York, NY 10012

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