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From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 13:05:40 -0500
Message-ID: <4E9F1174.7040809@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>


Dear EOWG,

The WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force (Eval TF) [1] is developing a methodology for evaluating website conformance to WCAG 2.0.

We would like your input on a title and shortname for this Methodology. Currently the TF is considering this title:
  - Website Accessibility Evaluation Methodology
The direct acronym from this title would be WAEM and the TF also considered WAM or WEM for easier pronunciation.
We also considered shortnames that are not specifically bound to the initials of the title, such as SiteAccess or WCAG-check, though none seemed particularly good.
Additional brainstorms are below[2].

Do you have other ideas or reactions to these ideas? Feel free to brainstorm other titles and shortnames (real acronyms or not) via e-mail to the EOWG list. (Remember "brainstorm" here means put out ideas, even if they're not great, with the hope that your ideas might help generate ideas from others.) Any input is welcome.

Best,
~ Shadi & Shawn

[1]  http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/eval-tf.html

[2]
Website Accessibility Evaluation Methodology


- Methodology for Assessing Website Conformity to WCAG 2.0
Some issues and questions raised include:
   - it does not include the word "accessibility" (though it is part of
the acronym WCAG, which we would likely expand in the title anyway);
   - should it be "WCAG 2.0" versus "WCAG 2" (to cover all 2.x versions);
   - should we use the term "assessing" versus "evaluation";
   - should we use the term "conformity" versus "conformance";
   - the title does not lend itself to a catchy acronym.

Here are some more ideas to play around with:
   - Methodology for Assessing Website Conformance to WCAG 2
   - Methodology for Evaluating Website Conformity to WCAG 2
   - Methodology for Evaluating Website Accessibility Conformance
   - Methodology for Conformance Evaluation of Websites for Accessibility
   - Conformance Evaluation of Websites for Accessibility
   - Conformance Evaluation of Websites to WCAG 2

   - Sampling, Inspection, and Technical Evaluation [of Websites for WCAG
2.0] (SITE) ... especially when used in combination like "WCAG 2.0 SITE"
   - Methodology for Assessing Website Conformity to WCAG 2.0 (MAC)

Candidate titles (alternative suggestions still welcome):
- Methodology for Evaluating Website Accessibility Conformance (MEWAC)
- Website Accessibility Evaluation Methodology for WCAG 2.0

Also proposal: Website Evaluation Methodology for WCAG 2.0
(Accessibility is in WCAG we provide the WEM for that)

Open brainstorming for shortname:
- AccessCheck
- CheckAccess
- SiteAccess
- WCAG-Check
- AccessSite
- WCAG-Site
- SiteCheck
- CheckSite
- WAMBAM
- MCEWA (Methodology for Conformance Evaluation of Websites for Accessibility)
- CEWA (Conformance Evaluation of Websites for Accessibility)
- CEW2WCAG2 (Conformance Evaluation of Websites to WCAG 2)
- UWEM (Unified Web Evaluation Methodology)
- SITE (no meaning yet)
- MAWA (Methodology for Assessing Website Accessibility)
- MDWC (Methodology for Determining Website Compliance)
- EWAMAC (Evaluation Methodology for Assessing Website Accessibility Conformity)
- EMAWC (Evaluation Methodology for Assessing Website Conformity)
- WEM (Website Evaluation Methodology for WCAG 2.0)

Some acronyms are already existing organizations or festivals (including MEWAC).

# Alternatives:
   - Conformance Evaluation of Websites for Accessibility (CEWA or Conf)
   - Accessibility Conformance Evaluation of Websites (ACEW)
   - Conformance/Conformity Assessment Procedure (CAP)
   - Conformance/Conformity Assessment Methodology (CAM)
   - Website Accessibility Evaluation (WAE)
   - Website Accessibility Assessment (WAA)
   - Website Accessibility Methodology (WAM)
   - Website Accessibility Assessment Procedure (WAAP)
   - Website Accessibility Assessment Methodology (WAAM)
   - Website Accessibility Evaluation Procedure (WAEP)
   - Website Accessibility Evaluation Methodology (WAEM)
   - Website Accessibility Inspection Procedure (WAIP)
   - Website Accessibility Inspection Methodology (WAIM)

# Not serious:
   - Conformance of Websites (CoW, WCAG-CoW, or WAI-CoW)
   - Accessibility Conformance of Websites (A-CoW)
   - Procedure for Accessibility Inspection (PAI like "pay")
   - Procedure for Evaluation of Accessibility (PEA)
   - Procedure for Evaluation of Accessibility Conformance (PEACe)
   - Accessibility Evaluation of Websites (AEW)
   - Harmonized Assessment Methodology (HAM)
   - WCAG 2.0 Harmonized Assessment Methodology (WHAM)
   - Website Conformance Assessment Guidelines (WCAG)
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