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Re: Section 6 Expertise and Users

From: Alistair Garrison <alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:26:55 +0100
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7E17F347-CF5D-4561-8501-D7125BF38B14@gmail.com>
My thought is that a clear distinction needs to be drawn between this WCAG 2.0 conformance evaluation, and the separate subject of the discovery of usability issues affected people with disabilities through user testing. 

So, I would suggest a clarification in the text under 6.1 - possibly:  

Although user testing is not a requirement under this Methodology we would still strongly recommend that users with disabilities, and older users, are involved in the overall web site design process.   User testing is the best way to identify any usability issues that will negatively impact user experience.  User testing with people with disabilities is described in more detail in the W3C WAI Evaluation Suite section about users.

Best regards 

Alistair Garrison

On 9 Nov 2011, at 13:15, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:

> Dear Kostas,
> 
> Thank you for pointing this resource out. Unfortunately this is an outdated draft (apologies for the misleading status labels). Please find the latest version of this document as well as other resources around web accessibility evaluation here:
> - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/>
> - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/reviewteams.html>
> 
> Best,
>  Shadi
> 
> 
> On 9.11.2011 12:11, kvotis@iti.gr wrote:
>> Dear Eric,
>> 
>> this is really interesting topic. I am attaching the following material
>> which was prepared by WAI
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/combining-expertise-20060216.html
>> 
>> 
>> regards
>> 
>> kostas
>> 
>> 
>>> Maybe we can start discussing section 6. Expertise for evaluating. This
>>> section includes involving people with disabilities. I think there could
>>> me more to say here and more references to existing WAI materials? Any
>>> other thoughts?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> -- 
> 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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