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Re: Screenuser needed for remote testing

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 14:49:40 +0000
Message-ID: <4933F984.5080609@ncbi.ie>
To: accessys@smart.net
Cc: Maitreyee Krishnaswamy <maitreyee.krishnaswamy@gmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi Bob,

I guess this point is moot.

Accessys@smart.net wrote:
> to the contrary. the smaller the user set the more critical to use
> very different forms for testing, and using different operating
> systems is far more important than using different adaptations on a
> single operating system.

For the user test results to be of any use the testers should try to
represent the majority of use cases for a particular user group (screen
reader users, screen mag, or switch access). In truth,  you just won't
cover very much ground at all with such a small number of testers, so it
may be best to try to produce useful results by constraining the
platforms/UAs used in the test rather than trying to thinly cover too
many bases.

Most people are using Windows anyway, very few use the Mac OS and even
less the Linux OSs.

Cheers

Josh


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