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Re: AW: [off topic] Re: WCAG EM and M376/D4

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:03:58 +0200
Message-ID: <4FDADE5E.1060702@w3.org>
To: Kerstin Probiesch <k.probiesch@googlemail.com>
CC: 'Eval TF' <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi Kerstin,

Yes, it is very complex and there are certainly relationships. We hope 
that M376 and other such initiatives will use our work, especially if 
they already adopt WCAG. Such initiatives are also critical use-cases 
that we need to consider and address along with others, to ensure that 
our work can be adopted broadly and uniformly.

Regards,
   Shadi


On 15.6.2012 08:25, Kerstin Probiesch wrote:
> Hi Shadi,
>
> thanks for clarificiation.
>
> For people who are not involved in european meta discussions it's not so
> easy to understand connections or non-connections between different projects
> and levels of discussion.
>
> All the best
>
> Kerstin
>
>
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Shadi Abou-Zahra [mailto:shadi@w3.org]
>> Gesendet: Freitag, 15. Juni 2012 01:06
>> An: Kerstin Probiesch
>> Cc: 'Velleman, Eric'; 'Eval TF'
>> Betreff: [off topic] Re: WCAG EM and M376/D4
>>
>> Hi Kerstin,
>>
>> For the reference of participants who are not aware of "M376", it is a
>> European standard for accessible public procurement that is currently
>> under development and, like Section 508 in the US, very relevant to our
>> work (and vice-versa). More information:<http://www.mandate376.eu/>
>>
>> Responses to your questions below:
>>
>>
>> On 14.6.2012 19:59, Kerstin Probiesch wrote:
>>> Hi Shadi, Eric,
>>>
>>> while reading through the documents of M376 where WCAG-EM is
>> mentioned I
>>> wondered wether the mentioned ISOs in document D4: Draft TR "Guidance
>> for
>>> the application of conformity assessment to European accessibility
>>> requirements for public procurement of ICT products and services" are
>>> binding for WCAG-EM?
>>
>> I'm not aware of dependencies between WCAG-EM and M376 documents. I'm
>> also not aware of M376 requiring particular standards for conformity
>> assessment but this list is not the right place to discuss M376.
>>
>>
>>> Could you explain the relationship or relevance of WCAG-EM in the
>> light of
>>> the M376-documents and the relevance of the mentioned EN 45011 and
>> ISO/IEC
>>> 17020 for our work or for short: must WCAG-EM be conform/compliant
>> with
>>> mentioned standards in D4?
>>
>> WCAG-EM must meet the requirements that we previously defined here:
>>    -<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/methodology-reqs/>
>>
>> As to the relationship between WCAG-EM and M376:
>>    - EN 301 549 (the main "accessibility requirements" part of M376)
>> references WCAG-EM in section C9 (Demonstration of Compliance);
>>    - D4 (the supporting document for the EN that you refer to) mentions
>> Eval TF work in section 7.5.7 as "starting up at WAI";
>>
>>
>> In conclusion, there are already references to our work in M376 even
>> though our work is not yet very mature. This underlines its relevance
>> and importance. We should continue to ensure that our work is usable
>> for
>> contexts such as M376. Suggestions for improvement are welcome!
>>
>> Best,
>>     Shadi
>>
>>
>>> All the best
>>>
>>> Kerstin
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> 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)
>
>

-- 
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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