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public versus private sector websites (was Re: R: R: some initial questions from the previous thread)

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:02:32 +0200
Message-ID: <4E54B018.6010707@w3.org>
To: "Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)" <r.scano@webprofession.com>
CC: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
Hi Roberto,

On 24.8.2011 06:48, Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) wrote:
> Sorry for late reply.
> -----Messaggio originale-----
>> How would an evaluation of private sector website be different from a
>> public sector website?
> I'm talking about that needs for methodology of evalutation for conformance
> for public sector (organized by national laws) could be different from the
> private sectors. For example in our country we are approaching (in the next
> month) to have requirements to be conform to WCAG 2.0 and all the web pages
> must conform and there is need of methodology for evalutate both informative
> pages and services pages. These could be thousands of pages also for little
> customers (low budget) and law conformance is required in every contract so
> this evalutation must guarantee no contestation so there is need of a
> methodology that guarantee both the end-user and the developer.

I agree that in many countries public sector websites are subject to 
different legal requirements than private sector websites.

But technically speaking, I think that both need the same evaluation 
methodology. In other words, the QA process for evaluating websites 
should have the same validity, reliability, and efficacy (also cost) 
regardless of the context in which it is applied.


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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