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Re: Benefits of Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility

From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 17:42:06 -0500
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To: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>,<w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
My plan worked! Discussion was generated.

Actually, I think I agree with Sailesh's approach.  Let's hear from others 
on this.

Chuck Letourneau
Starling Access Services

At 01/03/2005 16:26, Sailesh Panchang wrote:

>I disagree with this approach. There is a need to state direct benefit of 
>eval process and not attribute benefits of Web accessibility to eval process.
>The eval process is a quality assurance process.
>The eval process can give greater credibility to conformance claims made 
>by content creators  as it typically involves both eval tools and  human 
>testers. Testing by independent and knowledgeable individuals can also be 
>relied upon by a court.
>  Sailesh Panchang
>Senior Accessibility Engineer
>Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive,
>4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
>Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105
>E-mail: <mailto:sailesh.panchang@deque.com>sailesh.panchang@deque.com
>Fax: 703-225-0387
>* Look up <<http://www.deque.com>http://www.deque.com> *
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:cpl@starlingweb.com>Chuck Letourneau
>To: <mailto:w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
>Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 3:27 PM
>Subject: Benefits of Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility
>For  "[Draft] Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility"
>I volunteered to draft a short paragraph under the heading:
>2. Benefits of Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility
>Here is my first attempt, for discussion:
>Evaluating a Web site for accessibility gives a practical path to reaping
>all the benefits - technical, legal, social and economic - that are
>described in detail in
>"Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization"
>[http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/].  An evaluation may highlight
>accessibility problems with a site and learning how and why to fix those
>problems (and then fixing them) will deliver those benefits.
>Chuck Letourneau
>Starling Access Services
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