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RE: Testing web page accessibility by phone

From: Robert B. Yonaitis <ryonaitis@hisoftware.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 11:16:20 -0400
To: "'phoenixl'" <phoenixl@sonic.net>, <poehlman1@comcast.net>, <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00bc01c20bda$c88bdae0$010010ac@Q45>

Scott,
Simply put it could be either, in a traditional/structured QA Approach a
Developer is not considered to be the best tester of something they
coded. It is best in structured QA practices that a developer will do
unit or "White Box" testing why there will be another group that
performs "Black Box" testing, so the person performing the interview is
not necissarily the developer. The Interviewer and/or tester is
generally a different group or at least a different person. This is not
to say that a developer should not test, they do. I think you will find
this to be the common practice in most Mid to Large Web Sites. There are
many good sites on the web that can better explain the different methods
of Quality assurance and the individual goals of each type then i could
in the size of this post. 

Cheers,
rob

> -----Original Message-----
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> smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Testing web page accessibility by phone
> 
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Ahh, I'm wondering if there is a break down in communication 
> occuring. When I was told that HiSoftware would do what I was 
> looking for by interviewing, my assumption was that it was 
> the subject being interviewed since that is what we were 
> doing by phone.  I'm beginning to get the sense that it is 
> the web page developer, rather than the test subject, which 
> is being interviewed.
> 
> Scott
Received on Tuesday, 4 June 2002 11:17:05 GMT

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