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WCAG usability Re: Multiple versions of a web page

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 23:26:56 -0500 (EST)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
cc: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>, <poehlman1@home.com>, WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0112262324210.2498-100000@tux.w3.org>
Kynn, you will then be as pleased as I am that the WCAG group is working with
a few organisations (notably in the UK) to empirically test the usability of
WCAG 2 in particular, following some research done and published on WCAG 1.0.

It is listed as an issue by the group - you should be able to follow it
there. http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wcag20-issues.html#14

cheers

Charles McCN

On Mon, 24 Dec 2001, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

  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
Received on Wednesday, 26 December 2001 23:28:18 GMT

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