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

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:24:08 +0100
Message-ID: <512CFDC8.6030401@w3.org>
To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>, WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
Dear Eval TF, WCAG WG, and ERT WG,

Congratulations, an updated Working Draft of WCAG-EM is now announced! 
Please feel free to circulate this message to get maximum input on it.

Thank you all for your hard work on this!

Best wishes,
   Shadi


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Call for Review: Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation 
Methodology (WCAG-EM)
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:10:18 -0800
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) 1.0 at:
         http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/
  *We are particularly interested in how it works for you in practice*.

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. For more information, see the WCAG-EM Overview at:
          http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/conformance

For review:
All sections are updated based on feedback from the previous draft. 
Specific review questions are indicated with "Review Note" in the draft. 
We especially encourage feedback on how the methodology works in 
different situations.

Comments:
Please send comments on this draft document to the publicly archived 
mailing list:
          public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
          by *22 March 2013*

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/2013/WD-WCAG-EM-20130226/>
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



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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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