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Finding experts Re: Accessible web content services.

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 10:15:42 +0300
To: "david poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opsbv3wgx7w5l938@widsith.local>

An idea. Look for sites that meet a certain level of conformance. Find out  
the author. Find out if they ahve authored other istes, and how accessible  
those are. Then just look for people who are commercial website authors.

Another one: take a list such as that used by the NFB (if you are in Spain  
you might want a different one...) and test the sites built by the people  
on the list. Compare that with the results for the list from some other  
group. This gives you a way to measure the relative value of the lists.

Or look for all the people on the list, who speak spanish.

This is the sort of thing that "metadata" or "the semantic web" is meant  
to make easy. There are tools around that could help do this - EARL, FOAF,  
PGP/GPG, Inkel, and even some basic stuff in HTML can help. WCAG  
checkpoint 13.2 - Provide metadata - is there because doing it enables new  
and useful applications for accessibility. (Although searching for an  
expert wasn't the primary purpose of the checkpoint, nor of the data that  
would be used to find one, at least in the first scenario).



On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 11:29:34 -0400, david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>  

> On further reflection, it would be interesting to do a search to see if
> accessible web sites can be found according to a certain measure of  
> course
> and then produce a list of those who developped them provided of course  
> that
> they were not home grown.

Charles McCathieNevile     charles@sidar.org
Fundación Sidar             http://www.sidar.org
Received on Thursday, 29 July 2004 04:17:59 UTC

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