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Re: Testing

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 03 May 2009 16:29:50 +0200
Message-ID: <49FDAA5E.8050207@w3.org>
To: Thomas Jewett <jewett@csulb.edu>
CC: public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org
Hi Tom,

Sorry for the late response, please find some comments below:

Thomas Jewett wrote:
> Hi, Shadi --
> Thinking about doing some sort of an evaluation report,
> I posted my paper for HCII, which talks about what we've
> been doing here over the past few years.
> [@@@removed@@@]

Neat paper, a real interesting read! Looking forward to this 
presentation in July...

> It's not linked from anywhere, partially because it's in
> non-accessible pdf as required by the conference, and
> partially because I can't remember what the Springer
> copyright allows.

Uhm, now it *is* linked. Remember, this mailing list is publicly 
archived! Please make sure you are OK with this.

> More relevant is my current version, which I will show
> briefly in my talk; it's at
> http://www.theenabledweb.com/smart-analysis.html
> Also see the "Change view of this page" box and click on
> the "Web: add 508/WCAG" version to see how I've connected
> these with the protocol.
> I realize that this specific method is too proprietary in
> its use of Jon's toolbar, but I'm wondering if we could
> think of a way to accomplish something similar for the
> "before" report. Let me know what you think...

The principle idea is the approach that we tried to take in the current 
report [1]. If you look carefully, you will see that it follows the WAI 
"Template for Accessibility Evaluation Reports" [2], which is part of 
the WAI "Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility" suite [3]:
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2005/Demo/report/>
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/template>
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/>

However, developing such an elaborate evaluation report is very tough. 
During the last teleconference call we discussed providing the results 
only, rather than the full report. This would be roughly section 4 of 
the current report:
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2005/Demo/report/#results>

Note: we plan to update the entire evaluation suite (possibly to have 
more detailed evaluation guidance) for WCAG 2.0 but that is a separate 
project to BAD.

Does that address your question?


Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
Received on Sunday, 3 May 2009 14:41:35 UTC

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