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RE: Section 6 Expertise and Users

From: Velleman, Eric <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:55:37 +0000
To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3D063CE533923349B1B52F26312B0A46729F3B@s107ma.bart.local>
Hello Alistair,

Jsut finished a new version yesterday. I worked the larger part of you comment into the new text only I changes it to involvement into evaluation. Do you think we should also address involving PwD in the design process like you propose?


Van: Alistair Garrison [alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com]
Verzonden: dinsdag 15 november 2011 17:26
Aan: Shadi Abou-Zahra; Eval TF
Onderwerp: Re: Section 6 Expertise and Users

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<http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/users.html>.

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 Unfortunately this is an outdated draft (apologies for the misleading status labels).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>


On 9.11.2011 12:11, kvotis@iti.gr<mailto:kvotis@iti.gr> wrote:
Dear Eric,

this is really interesting topic. I am attaching the following material
which was prepared by WAI




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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