UsableNet Inc., which provides tools and services that automate Web site usability and accessibility testing and repair, has released a new version (1.4) of LIFT for Macromedia’s Dreamweaver. It works with all Mac compatible versions of Dreamweaver.
LIFT allows Web sites to be checked for accessibility in the same way a document is spell-checked. The extension helps ensure Web content meets Section 508 and Level 1 W3C/WAI guidelines and reports can be run on one page, a complete site, selected sections or any folder. The extension can also connect users to an additional online service from UsableNet that allows tests to be automatically scheduled on live Web sites.
The 1.4 update adds the ability to test for Priority 2 of the W3C/WCAG. It includes new Fix Wizards for some of these tests and two new preview modes: one to test a page without colors and another to test the reading order when the page is linearized. This new version is free to current users, but you’ll have to enter your product serial number.