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Call for Review: Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 02:22:33 +0200
Message-ID: <505BB349.1020502@w3.org>
To: WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
Dear WCAG WG, ERT WG,

Please feel free to use this commenting period to send any further 
comments you may have so that we can work on them for the next draft.

Regards,
   Shadi


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Call for Review: Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation 
Methodology (WCAG-EM)
Date: 	Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:54:53 -0500
From: 	Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: 	WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: 	Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Eric Velleman 
<e.velleman@bartimeus.nl>



Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI invites you to comment on the updated Working Draft of Website 
Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) at:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/

Overview:
WCAG-EM describes an approach for evaluating how websites -- including 
web applications and websites for mobile devices -- conform to Web 
Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It covers different 
situations, including self-assessment and third-party evaluation. It is 
independent of particular evaluation tools, web browsers, and assistive 
technologies.

Draft:
This draft has proposed content for all sections. Now is a good time to 
review it. We are particularly looking for feedback on the applicability 
of this methodology in practice and for input on refining and expanding 
the guidance provided. Specific questions are indicated with "Review 
Note" in the draft.

Comments:
Please send comments on this draft document to the publicly archived 
mailing list:
	public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
	by *20 October 2012*

Background:
WCAG-EM is developed by the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force 
(Eval TF), a joint task force of the Web Content Accessibility 
Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) and Evaluation and Repair Tools 
Working Group (ERT WG). The Eval TF is introduced 
at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/eval-tf>
It is a supporting resource for WCAG 2.0 and does not replace or 
supersede it in any way. For an overview of WCAG, 
see<http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag>
This work is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project 
(IST 287725) described at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>
It is part of W3C WAI activities on web accessibility evaluation and 
testing introduced at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/>

URI:
The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The 
"dated" version of this draft 
is:<http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-WCAG-EM-20120920/>
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and 
Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents 
at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html>

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for 
your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid 
cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
~Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Eric Velleman, Eval TF Facilitator
Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI Staff Contact
Received on Friday, 21 September 2012 00:22:59 GMT

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