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Re: Canadian Treasury Board accessibility assessment methodology

From: Peter Korn <peter.korn@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 11:40:50 -0700
Message-ID: <4FBBDDB2.8070205@oracle.com>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
CC: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>, David MacDonald <David100@sympatico.ca>

As is clear from the Notes & Examples under their definition of "Web 
page" at the bottom of the URL you circulated (below), it is clear they 
are looking to assess on a Pass/Fail basis the full complexity of web 
applications.  As we've explored in recent EvalTF meetings, that is a 
very challenging thing to do, given how dynamic web applications can be 
(cf. their examples of a "Web mail program" and a "customizable portal 
site").  It is challenging in normal software testing to determine 
whether you have reached every possible code path & every possible 
configuration of the structure behind a single URI, let alone answer 
Pass/Fail for each and every WCAG A/AA SC for those.



On 5/22/2012 6:10 AM, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Dear Group,
> Ref: <http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ws-nw/wa-aw/wa-aw-assess-methd-eng.asp>
> David MacDonald pointed out the accessibility assessment methodology 
> of the Canadian Treasury Board, in particular the scoring they use.
> Best,
>   Shadi

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