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Who's willing to test "Preliminary Review" section?

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 17:15:17 -0400
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To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Looking for EOWG testers

We will get more people to test this once we circulate it for broader
review, with more background, shortly, but can a few EOWG members volunteer
to give the Preliminary Review a preliminary test over the next few days?

The idea would be to take what's written at
pretend that's all you knew about evaluating Web sites, and that you'd
never used or downloaded these tools before, and try to follow the process,
step by step, writing down comments about anything that's confusing or

[See also the questions below, as possible ways to focus your comments]


- Judy

>I have updated the "Preliminary Review" section of Evaluating Web Sites 
>	http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/rev.html#prelim
>according to today's change requests
>	http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/changelog.html#20010727-eval
>Please reply on list to the following questions AND/OR raise other
comments (I'm going to send separate thread-starters for the other sections
of the document, but if in doubt, go ahead and raise comments wherever on
EOWG list)
>- is the tone of intro paragraph better now?
>- is the representative sampling of pages ok w/ the entry page added?
>- I moved the note about reviewers with disabilities sometimes needing to
pair up (to second step of preliminary review); does that work?
>- in the sub-list of five "browser tricks," are the instructions about
what to do clear and useful?
>- I added a note about "experienced users of screen readers" in step #3,
with a little bit of caution in different directions, to try to work in
what Carlos was saying since this seems to be a way to fit it in even in
the preliminary review 
>- for a "preliminary review," I'm assuming it is not necessary to add a
summary/reporting step, since this is really focused on a
"do-it-yourself-without-getting-up-from-your-desk approach, and the
intended audience is probably the person doing the review. Unless it makes
sense to briefly advise the reviewer how to sum up the results of the
preliminary review, e.g. something like "5. Summarize review results, being
careful to emphasize that this is a preliminary review only and not a
determination of conformance level" -- reactions?
>- other comments on preliminary review section of this document?
>- Judy
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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