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Concise requirements update

From: RichardWarren <richard.warren@userite.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 11:31:51 +0100
Message-ID: <6717C62D8EA0437C8005495AFD5E8DD1@DaddyPC>
To: "'Eval TF'" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Thanks Shadi, Denis and Kerstin,

Updated version below

RQ 01 : Define methods for evaluating WCAG 2.0 conformance
The Methodology provides methods to measure conformance with WCAG 2.0 that 
can be used by the target audience (see section 2 above) for evaluating 
small and large websites, sections of websites or web-based applications.

RQ 02 – Clear, understandable, and translatable language
The methodology is written in clear language, understandable to the target 
audience and capable of translation to other languages.

RQ 03 – Reliable
Different Web accessibility evaluators using the same methods on the same 
website(s) should get equivalent results. Evaluation process and results are 
documented to support independent verification.

RQ 04 - Tool and browser independent
The use and application of the Methodology is independent of any particular 
evaluation tools, browsers, and assistive technology. It requires combined 
use of manual and automated testing approaches to carry out a full 
evaluation according to the Methodology.

RQ 05 - QA framework specification guidelines
The Methodology will conform to the Quality Assurance framework 
specification guidelines as set in: http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/.

RQ 06 - Reporting
The Methodology includes recommendations for reporting evaluation findings. 
It will be based on the [href=http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/template.html 
standard template] and supplemented with machine-readable 
[href=http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/earl reports using Evaluation and Report 
Language (EARL)].

RQ 07 - Use of existing WCAG 2.0 processes
Wherever possible the Methodology will employ existing testing procedures in 
the WCAG 2.0 Techniques documents rather than replicate them.

RQ 08 - Recommendations for scope and sampling
It includes recommendations for methods of sampling web pages and how to 
ensure that complete processes (such as for a shopping site where all the 
pages that are part of the steps in an ordering process) are included. Such 
selections would be reflected in any conformance claim.

RQ 09 - Includes tolerance metrics
It includes calculation methods for determining nearness of conformance. 
Depending on the amount of tolerance, a failure could fall within a certain 
tolerance level meaning that the page or website might be considered 
conformant even though there is a failure. Such tolerances would be 
reflected in any conformance claim.

RQ 10 - Support documentation
The document will give a short description of the knowledge necessary for 
using the Methodology for evaluations.

Kind regards
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