New Impact Analysis report generator

Last updated 22th of February, 2012

New Impact Analysis report generator

For those who know siteSifter, it comes as no surprise that our report generators never return a “pass” or “fail” status for entire sites – or even for individual pages.

This is due to the difficulties inherent in automatic testing. Often, a condition can only be determined by human intelligence, and so siteSifter will at all times avoid reporting that a “site is accessible” or “a site is inaccessible”.

On the flip side, this leaves us with reports that require manual labour. In order to make the work easier for people whose primary skills lay elsewhere, we’ve now created the “Impact Analysis” reports.

Such a report contain the same type of information as a fully–fledged site analysis, but focus on the impact each kind of issue has on various groups of users — issues are sorted by their high, medium or low impact.

In addition, modern web application techniques are used to make the finished report independent of Greytower servers, and to aid the user in working through the various issues.

It is our hope that the new Impact Analysis report generator will be helpful to a range of new users of siteSifter.

About Greytower

Greytower Technologies is a Swedish–based company with a UK presence, specialising in system development and automated quality auditing on and for the World Wide Web. We perform single and multiple site audits using a number of different tests suites, including accessibility guidelines.

Greytower has been registered with the Swedish Tax Office since 2002.

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