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RE: Final Call for Review: Web Accessibility Metrics Research Report

From: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:50:21 +0800
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8AFA77741B11DB47B24131F1E38227A9CD43B8628D@XCHG-MS1.ads.ecu.edu.au>
Hi All

I've sent this out to some more groups and individuals - hope it helps to get more feedback.


Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(cs)
PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.
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From: Shadi Abou-Zahra [shadi@w3.org]
Sent: Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:57 AM
Subject: Fwd: Final Call for Review: Web Accessibility Metrics Research Report

Dear RDWG,

As discussed, please find below the final call for review for the Web
Accessibility Metrics Research Report with the extended deadline to
*Friday 5 October 2012*. Please forward this to individuals and lists
that you think may be interested.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Final Call for Review: Web Accessibility Metrics Research Report
Resent-Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:08:51 +0000
Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:08:27 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>,  Simon Harper

Update: Deadline moved to Friday 5 October.

Note: *RDWG expects this to be the final review period*. Unless there
are significant edits that warrant another public review, it will be
published as a W3C Working Group Note.


Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you to
comment on the First Public Working Draft of the Research Report on Web
Accessibility Metrics, a W3C Working Group Note, available at:

Accessibility metrics can extend the existing WCAG 2.0 conformance model
to provide scores for the accessibility level of websites in more depth
and detail. This Report provides considerations for validity,
reliability, sensitivity, adequacy, and complexity as the main qualities
of measuring web accessibility. The Report is a consolidated view of the
outcomes of the Website Accessibility Metrics Online Symposium;
information about the Symposium is at:

For this Draft, RDWG is looking for feedback on:
  * Summaries of the extended abstracts contributed to the online symposium
  * Discussion on the state-of-the-art and conclusions drawn in the document
  * Related resources that may be useful to the discussion within the

Please send comments on this draft document to the publicly archived
mailing list
       *by 5 October 2012*

RDWG Background:

The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) helps:
  - increase accessibility considerations in research on web
technologies, including mainstream research,
  - suggest research questions that may contribute to web accessibility
research projects,
  - inform development of web accessibility solutions,
  - decrease the number of potential barriers in future web-related

RDWG Symposia bring together researchers, practitioners, and users with
disabilities interested in a particular aspect of web accessibility to
advance research and development in that area. The online Symposia
include a panel with the authors of accepted papers, and provide an
opportunity for participants to ask questions. Symposia proceedings,
transcript, and a report are available publicly online afterward.

For more information, see the RDWG FAQ: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/process>

We welcome your ideas for future RDWG work. Please send comments to the
publicly-archived mailing list: <public-wai-rd@w3.org>

This Symposium is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT
Project (IST 287725) described at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>

If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra: shadi@w3.org

Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Simon Harper, RDWG Co-Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, RDWG W3C 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/

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