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Re: Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) version 0.5

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 10:03:43 -0500
Message-ID: <013c01c60576$91c7d470$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Carlos A Velasco" <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Carlos,

I'm happy to see that your group is trying to develop a unified method of 
evaluating web content for accessibility.

It appears that many, if not all, of the HTML tests used in your methodology 
are similar to the tests in the W3C test suite. I wonder if we could 
coordinate our efforts and come up with a single test suite. Or perhaps we 
could create a document that maps the one test suite to the other.

For example, your WAB test "1.1_HTML_01" seems to map to W3C tests:

all image elements have an alt attribute
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test1.html
all area elements have an alt attribute
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test64.html
all input elements, type of image, have an alt attribute
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test58.html

There are a few differences but I think we could sort them out.

Comments or suggestions are appreciated.

Cheers,
Chris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carlos A Velasco" <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 8:33 AM
Subject: Ann: Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) version 0.5


>
> Dear Interest Group,
>
> We would like to announce the release of the first draft (version 0.5) of 
> the Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) [1]. UWEM is the result of 
> an effort by 24 organisations collaborating in three European research 
> projects co-financed by the Information Society Technologies Programme of 
> the European Commission to develop a common methodology for Web site 
> evaluation based upon WCAG 1.0.
>
> Further information:
> - Frequently Asked Questions about UWEM0.5 [2]
> - Feedback mechanism: via the ad-hoc mailing list [3]
>
> regards,
> carlos
>
> [1] http://www.wabcluster.org/uwem05/
> [2] http://www.wabcluster.org/uwem05/faq.html
> [3] http://www.wabcluster.org/uwem05/uwem05_mailinglist.html
> [4] version 0.5 is released for comments today as a draft version.
>
> -- 
> Dr Carlos A Velasco - http://access.fit.fraunhofer.de/
> Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT
>   [Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT)]
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> 
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