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Re: WCAG usability Re: Multiple versions of a web page

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 21:30:56 -0800
Message-Id: <200112280530.fBS5Uutu031472@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: charles@w3.org, harrry@email.com, kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com, poehlman1@home.com
Cc: phoenixl@sonic.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

There are some questions brought up by this mail.  The testing from what I
understand was often done with people who have a fair amount of skill
in using computers and access technology.  Much of the testing seemed
to be on small aspects of web pages rather than looking at the whole
process of using a web page.  The testing often didn't include timing
on how long it took for something to be done.

I'm a little bit surprise at the statement that scientific testing
would take 15 to 20 years and would like to see the test designs
this conjecture is based on.  Jakob Nielsen's work was done in about
6 months or so.


> Kynn, it seems that web accessibility was borne with you if we are to
> take what you say litterally.  I am going to take one statement and
> paraphrase it and refute it.  If this statement is not attributable to
> you, we can blame it on my screen reader and I would think you would
> know better than to make such a statement so I am in doubt that I heard
> it from you.
> wcag was never tested.
> As wcag was being developped, there was a lot of testing that went into
> it.  In fact, you can see lots of test pages that were created aand lots
> of techniques for following the guidelines that were developped based on
> lots of feedback from lots of users under varying circumstances and the
> addition is still going on.  I know this was not scientific but that may
> actually have beena good thing because it would have cost lots of money
> and taken 15 or 20 years to develop something we could at least start
> with and we might never have seen the guidelines emerge and when they
> did if they did, they would have een standards and someone would have
> had to buy the document in order to become a member of that elete group
> of people blessed with the knowledge.
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