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

From: Alistair Garrison <alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:05:23 +0200
Message-Id: <D1034C83-CFB8-46AB-8A2E-9A51929FE4BC@gmail.com>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi Shadi, 

In step 3.

"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."

I don't really like this sentence as all pages in any website can of course be evaluated.  I really think you need to tighten up the second sentence i.e. "In situations where it is deemed feasible and useful to evaluate all web pages, the sample is expanded to include all web pages and the remainder of this step can be skipped.".

All the best 

Alistair

On 5 Jul 2012, at 10:48, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:

> 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
> 
> -- 
> 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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