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Re: RDF/XML entry for "PEAT - Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool"

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 10:16:14 +0200
Message-ID: <4459B84E.1010704@w3.org>
To: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Cc: public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org

Hi Andrew,

It will be impossible to define criteria for "reliable". Remember that many tools, especially open source projects, are under continuous development and may never be released for production as such. Still, they may be good resources for other developers and researchers etc to look at and learn from, or even for other organizations to pick up and improve or incorporate into other products. HTML Tidy is a good example of such tools.

Note that the tools database serves multiple audience, not only customers looking to purchase ready tools. We also agreed that we expect the end-user of the tools database to do some due-diligence on their part of how well the tools really meet their requirements. The role of the tools list is mainly to reduce the amount of potential candidates that the users need to evaluate.

Regards,
  Shadi


Andrew Arch wrote:
> Hi Shadi,
> 
> While this is great tool to become available, I note that it is still only a
> BETA release. Should we be including "still in development" tools in the
> database? Maybe this one is an exception - depending what TRACE intends to
> change or improve before it become a final release.
> 
> However, I feel the W3C/ERT working group needs to have a standard position
> on this so that tools don't get listed that are not reliable.
> 
> Regards, Andrew
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> Subject: RDF/XML entry for "PEAT - Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis
> Tool"
> 
> 
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
>          xmlns:earl="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL/nmg-strawman#"
>          xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
>          xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/"
>          xmlns:tool="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/schema#">
> 
> <earl:Software rdf:ID="http://trace.wisc.edu/PEAT">
>   <dc:title rdf:parseType="Literal">PEAT - Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis
> Tool</dc:title>
>   <dc:creator rdf:parseType="Literal">Trace R & D Center, University of
> Wisconsin-Madison</dc:creator>
>   <dc:location rdf:resource="http://trace.wisc.edu/PEAT"/>
>   <dc:date
> rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#gDate">2006-</dc:date>
>   <dct:hasVersion rdf:parseType="Literal">0.2 (beta)</dct:hasVersion>
>     <tool:hasFeature
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/features.rdf#en"/>
>     <tool:hasFeature
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/features.rdf#report"/>
>     <tool:hasFeature
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/features.rdf#automated"/>
>     <tool:hasFeature
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/features.rdf#windows"/>
>     <tool:hasFeature
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/features.rdf#freeware"/>
>   <dc:description rdf:parseType="Literal" xml:lang="en">Photosensitive
> Epilepsy Analysis Tool (PEAT) is a free, downloadable tool, available from
> the Trace Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that allows web
> content to be tested for compliance with these guidelines. The tool creates
> a recording of a computer monitor as you use it. With this screen capture as
> input, PEAT conducts luminance flash and red flash evaluations to determine
> risk of seizure-provoking content. The analysis uses algorithms developed
> specifically for web and computer applications by the Trace Center, Dr.
> Graham Harding, and Cambridge Research Systems working together, and is
> based on Dr. Harding’s extensive research on photosensitive seizure
> disorders.</dc:description>
> </earl:Software>
> 
> <tool:feature rdf:ID="other2">
>   <dc:description>WCAG 2.0 working draft</dc:description>
> </tool:feature>
> <tool:feature rdf:ID="other6">
>   <dc:description>Any web unit</dc:description>
> </tool:feature>
> </rdf:RDF>
> 
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