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Re: Fw: answers to questions on:AOL Focused Beta Test for Accessibility

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 10:07:38 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
cc: Demonpenta2@aol.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>, David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0108221004550.18809-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

> Paying a third party to beta test a product hardly guarantees it's independency, however it is a recognised and acceptable alternative that supposedly avoids compromising the integrity of the tests.

but when the "testers" are forced to subscribe to a service (run by the
test creators) to be able to test the product they are then going to try
to sell you seems a bit "catch 22"ish.   They should get good results
because those that can already use the service are likely to be those who
take the beta test and those who can't will not even access the test to
take it. (does this make sense??)

sort of assures good results!

Bob

> 
> david wrote:
> 
> 
>   if they pay for beta testing, it can be construed that they paid for 
>   the results.  Many companies do not pay for beta testing.
> I'm also querying this, as I don't follow its meaning.
> 
> jonathan chetwynd
> IT teacher (LDD)
> j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
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