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Fwd: WCAG-EM Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology Draft Published

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:35:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4F71EC53.3070200@w3.org>
To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
CC: WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
Dear Eval TF, WCAG WG, and ERT WG,

Congratulations on this first publication of WCAG-EM! Please feel free 
to forward this to relevant lists and potential reviewers but please 
avoid cross-posting where possible.


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Subject: WCAG-EM Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation 
Methodology  Draft Published
Resent-Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:39:44 +0000
Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:39:18 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI invites you to comment on the First Public Working Draft of Website 
Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) at:

WCAG-EM provides an approach for evaluating how websites -- including 
web applications and websites for mobile devices -- conform to Web 
Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It covers different 
situations, including self-assessment and third-party evaluation. It is 
independent of particular evaluation tools, web browsers, and assistive 

This early draft provides an initial outline for the evaluation 
methodology in order to gather feedback on the general direction and 
approach, in particular on its Scope of Applicability (Section 2.1). 
Some sections are empty in this draft and will be completed in future 
revisions, partly based on the feedback received on this draft.

WCAG-EM is developed by the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force 
(Eval TF), a joint task force of the Web Content Accessibility 
Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) and Evaluation and Repair Tools 
Working Group (ERT WG). The Eval TF is introduced at: 
It is a supporting resource for WCAG 2.0 and does not replace or 
supersede it in any way. For an overview of WCAG, see 
This work is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project 
(IST 287725) described at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/
It is part of W3C WAI activities on web accessibility evaluation and 
testing introduced at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/

The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The 
"dated" version of this draft is: 
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and 
Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: 

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for 
your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid 
cross-postings where possible.
Short URI to this message: http://bit.ly/wcag-em1

~Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Eric Velleman, Eval TF Facilitator
Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
Received on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 16:36:09 UTC

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