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Re: Accessibility & Usability Testing

From: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 21:24:16 -0700
Message-Id: <200206130424.g5D4OGia002310@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi, Rob

The posting helped to clarify the software.  A few more questions came
up for with regards to the software.  One is how in the XQDF can
conditions be specified for when to ask certain questions depending on
the answers to previous questions.

A second question is how does the person doing the interview indicate
that a question was skipped and why the question had to be skipped?

Another feature I use when creating interviewing software is to provide
for the ability to enter text related to the answers and to also choose
from checkboxes various characterizations of the text answers.  The
advantage to this is that it facillitates retrieval from database when
analyzing answers.  This helps avoid the problem of computers poorly
understanding the concepts represented in text, especially small blocks
of text.  How would XQDF allow for specifications of characterizations
of text related to the answer?


> Hello All,
> Last week there appeared to be a miscommunication on this list regarding
> the Usability Interview process and HiSoftware Solutions. I assume this
> cam from answering what we do for usability testing and the question of
> what products these solutions are included in:
> I have asked the team to put some information on the web to clear up
> these conversations regarding the HiSoftware Custom Interview
> Wizard(tm). 
> http://www.hisoftware.com/access/cinterview.html
> The Custom Interview Wizard, is powered by Custom XML Question
> Definition Files (XQDF) and Can be configured to ask one or many
> questions that can be used to fully complete the usability interview
> system, regardless of Which Usability guidelines you have selected to
> use. This system Augments our Existing Visual Interview system providing
> the highest level of customization you could desire that is combined
> with a comprehensive test management system.
> e.g. Software Accessibility/Usability Guidelines
> e.g. .Net Accessibility/Usability Guidelines
> e.g. Web Site Usability Guidelines
> The Initial Product that this is included in is AccSoft(tm) The Software
> Accessibility/Usability Test Management Suite that is currently in Beta.
> It will then be Released across the Entire HiSoftware "Acc" Family of
> Products.
> http://www.hisoftware.com/access/
> If anyone has any further questions please feel free to contact me off
> the list, I hope this clears everything up!
> Best Regards,
> Rob Yonaitis
Received on Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:24:18 UTC

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