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Comments on: [corrected] New revision of the document "Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools"

From: Sylvie Duchateau <sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 14:04:22 +0100
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Hello Shadi and all,

1. In the introduction, it is stated that people can "read the document Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility to find out how to carry out a @@comprehensive@@ evaluation (...)."  In the next sentence it says: "This document
explains different features of evaluation tools which can be used during a @@conformance@@ evaluation and helps you to determine which types of tools...".
I'm afraid that readers may get confused when they read "comprehensive evaluation" and then "conformance evaluation". 

2. in section "How Evaluation Tools Can Help You:

"Web accessibility evaluation tools can significantly reduce the time and effort of conformance evaluations by carrying out automated checks and by assisting Web developers in evaluating checkpoints which need to be evaluated manually."

I'm not sure that the word by @@evaluating @@ checkpoint which need  to be evaluated manually is the right word. 
I would rather say that the tools help @@identify@@ those checkpoints that need manual evaluation. Or they @@point@ to the checkpoints that need manual evaluation. 

3. The title of the section "Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools for Manual Checkpoints" does not reflect, to my opinion, its content.
When I read this title, I understand that it is about tools that identify manual checks, that is, tools that tell the user/developer what he has to check manually (like colour contrasts, for example). 
But when I read the section, I have rather the impression that it is about "transformation tools". Could this issue be better addressed or explained more clearly? 

4. Although this is explained in the "existing evalation tools page", I would rather have explanations on evaluation tools, repair tools, and transformation tools, somewhere at the beginning of the document. As those concepts are mentionned further in the document. 


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