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Re: Difference between consulting and testing

From: Vincent François <vfrancois@accessibiliteweb.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:11:54 -0400
To: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
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Hi,

I do agree with a clear separation between both testing and consulting.  
But in real life, the important question the guy who pays for the test 
is "What  have I to do to repair?", more than "do I pass the test?".

Then we have to separate them clearly because in most cases they will be 
asked for, one immediately after the other.


Le 11-11-02 14:40, Alistair Garrison a écrit :
> Hi Kerstin,
>
> I agree...
>
> Organisations offering testing should, to my mind, be independent and impartial - free from any commercial, financial and other pressures which might influence technical judgement (being paid just for the testing they undertake).  They should offer test results, without corrective consultancy.
>
> Precisely the same model for testing organisations is mirrored across many industries.  Take for example car safety testing centres in the UK (MOT centres) - which are independent and impartial - they do testing, but don't offer car services or repair any vehicles.
>
> All the best
>
> Alistair
>
> On 2 Nov 2011, at 18:11, Kerstin Probiesch wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I suggest that we write a small chapter in our methodology about the
>> difference between consulting and testing. One important point  I see
>> is, that in a consulting process one can recommend those techniques
>> which are oder might be the best for a given web page. One can also
>> recommend favorised technique/s for an SC. While testing a web page,
>> it is not important which techniques are the best or wether a web
>> developer has used techniques the consultant favors. The only thing
>> which is important is: Is the SC met or not? Therefore it is necessary
>> to keep these two "levels" strictly apart and necessary that a tester
>> is testing a web page in a dispassionate and sober attitude.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>> Best
>>
>> Kerstin
>>
>>
>>
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