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Re: Aspects of an evaluator

From: Peter Korn <peter.korn@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:36:31 -0700
Message-ID: <4FE35B9F.10204@oracle.com>
To: Alistair Garrison <alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com>
CC: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Alistair,

It wasn't clear to me that this was the outcome of our meeting.

Reviewing the EvalTF Work Statement 
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/eval-ws>, the first sentence of the 
Objective reads (*/emphasis added/*): "objective of Eval TF is to 
develop an internationally harmonized methodology for evaluating the 
conformance of websites to WCAG 2.0,/*that supports different contexts, 
such as for self-assessment or third-party evaluation*/ of small or 
larger websites".

If the methodology is to support self-assessment, then it cannot define 
the evaluator as be different from the 
developer/maintainer/accessibility-expert for the site.


Regards,

Peter

On 6/21/2012 10:02 AM, Alistair Garrison wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> In today's telecon, we discussed terms like independent when talking about evaluations.  The outcome appeared to be that what was needed was in fact a better definition for 'evaluator'.
>
> I'm not going to propose the whole definition for 'evaluator', however, just two aspects which we might consider including in the definition:
>
> Aspect 1) (of an evaluator) someone who is not responsible for the accessibility of the website being evaluated.
> Aspect 2) (of an evaluator) someone who is not associated with developing and maintaining the website or its content.
>
> Thoughts…
>
> All the best
>
> Alistair

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