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FW: Transition Request: FPWD of Developers' Guide to Features of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools

From: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:21:53 +0000
To: Timed Text Working Group <public-tt@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CFF5754E.206AC%nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>

Those with an interest in accessibility on the web may find this of

Kind regards,


On 23/07/2014 14:14, "Shadi Abou-Zahra" <shadi@w3.org> wrote:

>Dear Judy, all,
>This is a Transition Request for the First Public Working Draft of
>"Developers' Guide to Features of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools" to
>be published by ERT WG.
>Requested document title:
>  - Developers' Guide to Features of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
>Requested URI and shortname:
>  - <http://www.w3.org/TR/WAET/>
>Estimated publication date:
>  - Thursday 24 July 2014
>Document abstract:
>This document describes features that web authoring and quality
>assurance tools can incorporate, so that they support the evaluation of
>accessibility requirements, such as those defined by the Web Content
>Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The main purpose of this document
>is to promote awareness of such tool features and to provide
>introductory guidance for tool developers on what kind of features they
>could provide in future implementations of their tools. This listing of
>features could also be used to help compare different types of
>evaluation tools, for example during the procurement of such tools.
>The features in scope of this document include capabilities to help
>specify, manage, carry out and report the results from web accessibility
>evaluations. For example, some of the described features relate to
>crawling of websites, interacting with tool users to carry out
>semi-automated evaluation, and providing evaluation results in a
>machine-readable format. This document does not describe the evaluation
>of web content features, which is addressed by WCAG 2.0 and its
>supporting documents.
>This document encourages the incorporation of accessibility evaluation
>features in all web authoring and quality assurance tools, and the
>continued development and creation of different types of web
>accessibility evaluation tools. The document does not prioritize nor
>require any particular accessibility evaluation feature or specific type
>of evaluation tools. It describes features that can be provided by tools
>that support fully-automated, semi-automated, and manual web
>accessibility evaluation. Following this document can help tool
>developers to meet accessibility checking requirements defined by the
>Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG).
>Status of this Document:
>This 24 July 2014 First Public Working Draft of Developers' Guide to
>Features of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools is intended to be
>published and maintained as a W3C Working Group Note after review and
>refinement. It provides an initial outline for the format and approach
>taken in this document to gather early feedback on it. Some features may
>be missing in this first iteration of the document. Suggestions for
>additional features to be listed in this document is welcome.
>The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) invites
>discussion and feedback on this document by web accessibility evaluation
>tool developers, web authoring and quality assurance tool developers,
>evaluators, researchers, and others with interest in web accessibility
>evaluation tools. In particular, ERT WG is looking for feedback on:
>     The format and approach taken in this document;
>     Features descriptions that are currently missing;
>     Feedback on the included feature descriptions.
>Please send comments on this Developers' Guide to Features of Web
>Accessibility Evaluation Tools document by 15 August 2014 to
>public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org (publicly visible mailing list archive).
>   Shadi
>Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
>Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
>Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
>Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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