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Re: [more] naming for "Methodology"

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:58:38 +0200
Message-ID: <4E94ADFE.6060508@w3.org>
To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
While a good acronym does not make a document better, I agree that it 
helps a lot for uptake and promotion. We could try to use the acronym 
(or abbreviation, depending on your definition) "SITE" for the title:
  - Methodology for Evaluating Website Accessibility Conformance

Best,
   Shadi


On 11.10.2011 17:05, RichardWarren wrote:
> 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
>>
>

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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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