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Multi-person, multillingual evaluation teams - EARL user scenario

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:07:34 +0100
To: "WAI ERT list" <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
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Hi.

Sidar has another use case scenario (this is one we already use in  
practice).

When we do an evaluation of a site, we typically have a team of about 5 or  
6 people working, who speak different languages. Since our tool has a  
multilingual interface (and thanks to Roberto Costaldo and Roberto Ellero  
we hope to have an italian interface soon :-) each person can do the  
evaluation in their own language.

In addition, some people cannot do an entire validation - blind testers  
cannot tell if an alt text is really appropriate, for example.

We can easily collate the responses to check that we have done a complete  
test (covered all points, perhaps with several users testing for different  
aspects) and generate a final report. Since EARL is RDF we can use the  
ease of tagging for different human languages to generate the comparisons  
and reports in the desired language for an evaluator or customer (for  
example a team may have english, french and spanish speakers, be led by a  
spanish speaker, and need to generate a report in portuguese).

cheers

Chaals

-- 
Charles McCathieNevile - Vice Presidente - Fundacion Sidar
charles@sidar.org                      http://www.sidar.org
     (chaals is available for consulting at the moment)
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