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proposed wording changes to better address the situation where someone wants to evaluate all web pages in a website according to WCAG-EM

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:48:36 +0200
Message-ID: <4FF554E4.4070706@w3.org>
To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
CC: "Velleman, Eric" <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>
Hi,

As per my action from last week to "go through methodology and propose 
wording changes to better address the possibility to evaluate all pages, 
if the evaluator is willing to do so" [1], please find suggested wording 
changes below:

[1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/track/actions/2>


# Introduction
  - <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/#introduction>

Current text:
[[
Website owners, procurers, suppliers, developers, and others are 
frequently tasked with assessing the conformance of an existing website 
to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Because it is 
generally not feasible nor desired to evaluate every single web page in 
such a context, it is essential to employ a reliable method for 
determining the overall conformance of a website.
]]

Proposed edit:
[[
Website owners, procurers, suppliers, developers, and others are 
frequently tasked with assessing the conformance of an existing website 
to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Guidance on 
managing such conformance evaluation processes is essential to improve 
the overall quality of evaluation results and to increase inter-rater 
reliability. Particularly guidance on selecting representative samples 
of web pages from websites where it is generally not feasible nor useful 
to evaluate every single web page is essential for determining the 
overall conformance of such websites.
]]


# Step 3: Select a Representative Sample
  - <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/#step3>

Proposed new text (directly after "Requirement 3" block):
[[
Note: This entire step assumes the evaluation of websites where it is 
generally not feasible nor useful to evaluate every single web page. For 
websites where all web pages can be evaluated, the sample is then the 
set of all web pages from such websites and the remainder of this step 
can be skipped.
]]


Regards,
   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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