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RE: [more] naming for "Methodology"

From: Léonie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:29:58 +0100
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D4219A0ECCAE794C9ED7DC6F5A4C0CD537B384B239@jupiter.intranet.nomensa.com>
"- it does not include the word "accessibility" (though it is part of the acronym WCAG, which we would likely expand in the title anyway);"

	I don't think we need to mention "accessibility" elsewhere in the title. The methodology itself isn't about accessibility, but how to evaluate conformance with accessibility guidelines.

"- should it be "WCAG 2.0" versus "WCAG 2" (to cover all 2.x versions);"

	If WCAG 2.x is likely, we should make the methodology as responsive to that as possible.

"- should we use the term "assessing" versus "evaluation";"

	Evaluation would be more appropriate. Evaluation includes deeper analytical thinking, where as assessment is usually used where a lighter touch is required.

"- should we use the term "conformity" versus "conformance";"


	Linguistically I don't believe it makes much difference. In terms of ease of speaking/reading, conformance probably makes more sense.

"- the title does not lend itself to a catchy acronym."

	Is this really an issue? Surely the title should be determined based on accuracy and readability, not on whether it has a catchy acronym?

 

Regards,
Léonie.

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-----Original Message-----
From: public-wai-evaltf-request@w3.org [mailto:public-wai-evaltf-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Shadi Abou-Zahra
Sent: 10 October 2011 09:01
To: Eval TF
Subject: [more] naming for "Methodology"

Dear group,

It seems that there is some support for:
  - Methodology for Assessing Website Conformity to WCAG 2.0

Some issues and questions raised include:
  - it does not include the word "accessibility" (though it is part of the acronym WCAG, which we would likely expand in the title anyway);
  - should it be "WCAG 2.0" versus "WCAG 2" (to cover all 2.x versions);
  - should we use the term "assessing" versus "evaluation";
  - should we use the term "conformity" versus "conformance";
  - the title does not lend itself to a catchy acronym.

Here are some more ideas to play around with:
  - Methodology for Assessing Website Conformance to WCAG 2
  - Methodology for Evaluating Website Conformity to WCAG 2
  - Methodology for Evaluating Website Accessibility Conformance
  - Methodology for Conformance Evaluation of Websites for Accessibility
  - Conformance Evaluation of Websites for Accessibility
  - Conformance Evaluation of Websites to WCAG 2

The previous ideas are included below too. Happy brainstorming.

Best,
   Shadi


On 6.10.2011 07:18, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Dear group,
>
> As trivial as it may sound it is time for us to think about a name for 
> the Methodology, so that we can start fleshing it out.
>
> Here are some brainstorms to get your creativity flowing:
>
>
> # Favorites:
> - Sampling, Inspection, and Technical Evaluation [of Websites for WCAG 
> 2.0] (SITE) ... especially when used in combination like "WCAG 2.0 SITE"
> - Methodology for Assessing Website Conformity to WCAG 2.0 (MAC)
>
>
> # Alternatives:
> - Conformance Evaluation of Websites for Accessibility (CEWA or Conf)
> - Accessibility Conformance Evaluation of Websites (ACEW)
> - Conformance/Conformity Assessment Procedure (CAP)
> - Conformance/Conformity Assessment Methodology (CAM)
> - Website Accessibility Evaluation (WAE)
> - Website Accessibility Assessment (WAA)
> - Website Accessibility Methodology (WAM)
> - Website Accessibility Assessment Procedure (WAAP)
> - Website Accessibility Assessment Methodology (WAAM)
> - Website Accessibility Evaluation Procedure (WAEP)
> - Website Accessibility Evaluation Methodology (WAEM)
> - Website Accessibility Inspection Procedure (WAIP)
> - Website Accessibility Inspection Methodology (WAIM)
>
>
> # Not serious:
> - Conformance of Websites (CoW, WCAG-CoW, or WAI-CoW)
> - Accessibility Conformance of Websites (A-CoW)
> - Procedure for Accessibility Inspection (PAI like "pay")
> - Procedure for Evaluation of Accessibility (PEA)
> - Procedure for Evaluation of Accessibility Conformance (PEACe)
> - Accessibility Evaluation of Websites (AEW)
> - Harmonized Assessment Methodology (HAM)
> - WCAG 2.0 Harmonized Assessment Methodology (WHAM)
> - Website Conformance Assessment Guidelines (WCAG)
>
>
> Best,
> Shadi
>

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