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Fwd: Re: Multiple versions of a web page

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 11:46:07 -0800
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>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 11:45:25 -0800
>To: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>, poehlman1@home.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
>Subject: Re: Multiple versions of a web page
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>At 8:19 AM -0800 12/24/01, Scott Luebking wrote:
>>in a way goes back to the question that I was asked by some CHI-WEB
>>people, especially in light of Jakob Nielsen's report.  How much
>>is accessibility improved by the guidelines?  How is this improvement
>>measured?
>
>I think this is an excellent question that needs to be addressed by
>the WCAG working group; I think it's vitally important that we have
>some testable metrics not only to whether or not our guidelines are
>being met, but also to what degree that improves (or doesn't improve)
>access by our core audiences.
>
>If Nielsen's work teaches us nothing else, it should teach us that
>standard empirical methods of research and study can be applied to
>accessibility and it's not just pie-in-the-sky hopes and personal
>anecdotes. [*]
>
>--Kynn
>
>[*] Yes, I am aware that many organizations, e.g. TRACE, have been
>     doing research on such matters for years; however, I still see
>     very little of hard, citable research going into guideline
>     development, and a lot more weight is given to the dogmatic
>     desires of markup purists or to a few random, unsupported
>     assertions by people with or without disabilities.
>
>--
>
>Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                 http://kynn.com
>Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain            http://idyllmtn.com
>Web Accessibility Expert-for-hire          http://kynn.com/resume
>January Web Accessibility eCourse           http://kynn.com/+d201


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Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                 http://kynn.com
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain            http://idyllmtn.com
Web Accessibility Expert-for-hire          http://kynn.com/resume
January Web Accessibility eCourse           http://kynn.com/+d201
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