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AW: Basic Conformance only after detailed evaluation?

From: Kerstin Probiesch <k.probiesch@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 15:32:43 +0200
To: "'Boland Jr, Frederick E.'" <frederick.boland@nist.gov>, "'Velleman, Eric'" <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>
Cc: <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4fc6215a.979ccc0a.27f6.ffff8d60@mx.google.com>
Hi all,

I would agree with the term "basic report" to avoid misunderstandings.

Best

Kerstin

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Boland Jr, Frederick E. [mailto:frederick.boland@nist.gov]
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012 15:20
> An: Velleman, Eric
> Cc: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
> Betreff: RE: Basic Conformance only after detailed evaluation?
> 
> I think "basic conformance" should be changed to "basic report" or
> something like that..  I feel that the data (evidence) is still needed
> (and must be available at any time to be provided upon request) to
> support a conformance claim regardless of how "basic" the report is.
> 
> Thanks Tim Boland NIST
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Velleman, Eric [mailto:evelleman@bartimeus.nl]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 5:02 PM
> To: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
> Subject: Basic Conformance only after detailed evaluation?
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> We have received a comment on the 'basic conformance' goal in section
> 3.1.b Define the goal of the evaluation [1]. The comment (id 39 in the
> disposition of comments [2]) is:
> 
> "The goal of "Basic conformance" as stated in the EM appears to be
> offer an option to essentially self certify without having to perform
> real evaluation of the site. This level of conformance is likely to be
> incorrectly applied and would likely mean that the site would in fact
> not be conformant. In cases where some national legislation references
> WCAG this could allow someone to argue conformance without defensible
> claims. making an assumption on conformance, while often well
> intentioned, is not safe for sites that have not previously been
> evaluated. The working group should consider allowing this level of
> conformance only for conformance claims that are made after updates are
> made to an already conforming site."
> 
> Please let me hear your opinion. Please note that the basic conformance
> goal is still a full conformance evaluation.
> 
> Kindest regards,
> 
> Eric
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/conformance/ED-methodology-20120523#step1b
> [2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/conformance/comments#i9
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