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Re: [more] naming for "Methodology"

From: RichardWarren <richard.warren@userite.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:05:55 +0100
Message-ID: <93F41638625D478396AC8CC5FBEE2896@DaddyPC>
To: "Shadi Abou-Zahra" <shadi@w3.org>, "Eval TF" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Dear Shadi and team.

My personal concern is that the acronym be easy to use and remember. I 
really do not care if it includes 'magic' words such as Accessibility or 
WCAG.  For that reason I very much prefer something like SITE.   If I have 
to do " an elevator pitch" it is much better to say "SITE is a standardised 
method for checking that websites comply with accessibility guidelines" and 
know that it will be remembered.

I could even live with WAMBAM (Web Assessment Methodology for Bringing 
Accessibility to the Masses) if I have too - certainly easy on the tongue 
and brain - but perhaps not quite 'serious' enough <G>

Cheers

Richard.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Shadi Abou-Zahra
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 9:00 AM
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
>

-- 
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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