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Re: report tool

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 10:09:10 -0400
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To: dd@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
At 02:40 PM 9/2/99 +0200, Daniel Dardailler wrote:
>Thanks for the review Marja
>> - Entering name etc. seems to be optional. The tool should also state that
>> they are not demanded.
>well, I really want people to fill their name and email in, but I
>don't want to force them, so I'm just presenting them with the text
>field. I'm concerned that if I add "optional" somewhere, they will not
>fill it in at all.

on the other hand, if they think it is demanded and they don't want to give
it they might not send the report at all

>> - Would be nice to know how many steps there are.
>just added on the first page
>> - Could we have an option Reset also next to send info?
>You mean, in step4 ? something different than the back button ?

yes, so that you can still change your mind when you have seen all there is

>> - The text is long. I would simplify the message text a little bit e.g.: 
>> Hello,
>> This message comes to you from the World Wide Web Consortium's Web
>> Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI) report tool at
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/report resulting from a review carried out by a user
>> (cc: field) of your Web page or site.
>> This user experienced difficulty accessing your page either due to a
>> disability (visual, auditory, physical, or cognitive) or due to device
>> limitations (poor connection bandwidth, no support for graphics or support
>> turned off, a voice interface such as a webphone, etc.). Please consider
>> the user's comments below. 
>> The reviewer found accessibility problems with your Web page or site.
>>   URL: www.w3.org
>>   Date: Thu Aug 26 15:37:05 1999 
>that part is not really shorter.

I also changed the order a bit to group general things talking about the
tool together and then go to the actual errors and their explanation. I
thought it was shorter as a whole.

>> Each problem is followed by a link to relevant information in the Web
>> Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. 
>> Other: testing the tool
>> Your name, the URL of your page, and the URLs of other pages reviewed using
>> this tool have been entered in a W3C WAI database that we maintain
>> (currently implemented as an archived mailing list visible at
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-report-db). 
>Do you want to get rid of the last two paragraphs:

No, just to make the beginning shorter and easier to find the problems and
related info as the uri of the evaluated page.


>  Please take the time to review this report and take action on the
>  problems reported. If you have questions, please notify us at
>  wai-report@w3.org, so that we can re-evaluate your page.
>  Note. These comments were made by someone who visited your Web site
>  who may not be affiliated with W3C or the WAI. For this reason, WAI
>  does not take responsibility for the accuracy of this report nor the
>  comments made in the report. For more information about the W3C Web
>  Accessibility Initiative please visit http://www.w3.org/WAI.
>there are important I think.
>> - could the webmaster have an easier ui to these reviews if there are more
>> of them? A Web page?
>right now, they have the archive, but good idea for improvement.
Received on Thursday, 2 September 1999 10:11:52 UTC

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