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RE: Accessibility evaluation methodology

From: Léonie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:44:54 +0100
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
CC: "public-wai-rd@w3.org" <public-wai-rd@w3.org>, Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
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	No, it isn't documented publicly. It's probably fairly typical of the methodology used by agencies to carry out accessibility evaluations, but it isn't formalised in a central place as far as I know.



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-----Original Message-----
From: Shadi Abou-Zahra [mailto:shadi@w3.org] 
Sent: 20 October 2011 13:41
To: Léonie Watson
Cc: public-wai-rd@w3.org; Eval TF
Subject: Re: Accessibility evaluation methodology

Hi Leonie,

Is this methodology documented publicly?

The idea is not to document organizations that carry out evaluations but rather existing, publicly documented methodologies to learn from.

I will clarify the wiki page accordingly.


On 20.10.2011 12:26, Léonie Watson wrote:
> Good morning,
> 	In response to Shadi's request for one/two sentence descriptions of accessibility evaluation methodologies:
> 	Nomensa manually evaluates a representative sample of pages against the full set of WCAG success criteria, and uses automated tools to evaluate a large sample of pages against a subset of WCAG success criteria. We also carry out an holistic evaluation of the site from the perspective of people with different disabilities/assistive technology requirements.
> Regards,
> Léonie.
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