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Re: Terminology: critical

From: Detlev Fischer <fischer@dias.de>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:41:15 +0200
Message-ID: <20110915194115.73491tiiari68xbv@webmail.dias.de>
To: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
DF: I think critical is not really necessary for the definion of paths  
or processes. We can just refer ti the WCAG 2.0 conformance statement  
and call it complete processes. As with other elements of the page  
sample, processes that are central to the use of the site must be  
included. Whether that means testing every SC on every page or state  
of the process even if much remains the same will need further work.
I would reformulate and call it R11: Cover complete processes

  Quoting Samuel Sirois <ssirois@accessibiliteweb.com>:

> Hi Eval TF,
> I do believe that we should find a "critical" definition in the
> terminology definition.
> For me, associating that with "path", "process", "work-flow" or else
> doesn't really matters if I can't know what is indeed "critical".
> What is critical? I won't pretend I am able to formulate a definition,
> but I may suggest what I do believe is critical to start the
> conversation.
> I basically see three things as being critical regarding accessibility.
>       * Contact page, so that if anything goes wrong, the user is able
>         to obtain information on how to communicate with the website's
>         owners.
>       * Accessibility page, so that if there is any hints on how to
>         improve the experience on the website, the user is able to
>         access that information.
>       * The main goal of the website as seen by the owners. If the
>         owners want to sell items from a boutique, then the items
>         catalogue and the payment process should be conform to WCAG 2.0.
>         If the owners want to offer the users a place to exchange ideas
>         on a specific subject, then whatever the tool used (forum, blog,
>         mailing list) should be conform to WCAG 2.0.
> I believe it is less critical (and less frustrating) for users if the
> "historical page" is not fully conform to WCAG 2.0 if the user can still
> complete and use whatever the website has to offer.
> When I am sampling for an evaluation, that's what I have in mind when I
> think about something "critical".
> Is that any close to what others had in mind?
> Regards,
> Samuel

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