About FAE: Disclaimer
Rules for tests in the Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) are based on the iCITA HTML Best Practices, which describe techniques that can be used for implementing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the United States Federal Government Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards (Section 508) and the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) requirements.
Please be aware of the following limitations in the use of FAE:
- The iCITA HTML Best Practices do not include tests for all the requirements of WCAG, Section 508 and IITAA. There are many requirements that can only be tested through manual inspection and/or testing with people with disabilities to verify conformance.
- While passing all of the FAE rules will generally provide highly accessible web pages, it should not be inferred from this that all accessibility requirements have been met. We encourage you to become familiar with all accessibility requirements and to be sure to implement them in your designs, including requirements that can only be tested manually.
- FAE and its test components may not be able to interpret all markup; we recommend that you validate your documents to improve the ability of FAE to intepret markup.
- You may be using techniques not defined in the best practices to conform to WCAG, Section 508 or IITAA requirements and this may result in not passing some of the tests used by FAE for evaluating functional accessibility.