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From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 12:24:57 -0600
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "'Ben Caldwell'" <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Message-ID: <001d01c642dd$9ac47610$ee8cfea9@NC6000BAK>
1592 <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1592>       RNID
Comment on Conformance Validity  

 

Long post with Summarized with the following  exerpts

        Therefore, I do not believe the following statement is correct:
"When multiple people who understand WCAG 2.0 test the same content using
the same success criteria, the same results should be obtained."
    This problem that the success criteria which should offer objectively
"testable" conditions often fall short of that definition is acknowledged in
other parts of the document or in editorial comments, where it states for
example that "The use of "clearly" and "concisely" makes this untestable".
    In terms of credibility, it would be better if the guidelines would
simply admit the subjective nature of certain criteria.  

CLOSE buy changing "When multiple people who understand WCAG 2.0 test the
same content using the same success criteria, the same results should be
obtained." To "When multiple people who understand WCAG 2.0 test the same
content using the same success criteria, the same results should be obtained
(with .8 inter-rater reliability or better)."  

THEN CLOSE with -     the language cited has been removed from the
guidelines and many success criteria that were not testable have been moved
to advisory techniques.    The sentence  "When multiple people who
understand WCAG 2.0 test the same content using the same success criteria,
the same results should be obtained." was changed to "When multiple people
who understand WCAG 2.0 test the same content using the same success
criteria, the same results should be obtained (with .8 inter-rater
reliability or better)."  

 

 

 


Gregg

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