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Re: Testing

From: Thomas Jewett <jewett@csulb.edu>
Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 20:38:25 -0700
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org
Message-ID: <web-18132791@romulus.csulb.edu>
Thanks, Shadi -- no problem, and very helpful.

Forgive the extra layer of comments below, but
I think they make more sense in context.

On Sun, 03 May 2009 16:29:50 +0200
  Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> Sorry for the late response, please find some comments 
> 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...

Thanks, likewise for yours and all of them. Since I'm 
Jon in the order, I'm going to emphasize how a human look
can compliment the tools he's developed.

>> 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.

Oh, yeah, forgot about that -- don't see a problem, 
If the publisher complains, we'll just delete it.

> 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 
>  - <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>

I can see using the success criteria in much the same
format, but if I've counted correctly, there are 60 of
them. Many will be n/a, but still would be daunting to
many folks at first look.

> 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.

This is the effort that I was thiking about in one of
our phone calls. Looking at the whole suite carefully,
I'm realizing what a balancing act it will take to
provide both the thoroughness that is needed at the
W3C level and "accessibility" to the material that
many web developer can comprehend and apply.

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