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Re: Research on Website Accessibility

From: Cristina Vasilica <cmvasilica@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:18:28 +0100
Message-ID: <dbe276bd0903301418k4c82a29di2f3eafde1fdaac26@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Charles,

Sorry for late reply. I had to make a trip to my home country.

I have subscribed with this email so that I can use the account after I will
complete my studies. I can provide my University account as well as my
supervisor email address, if necessary.

My university account is C.M.Vasilica@student.salford.ac.uk

With regards to user's personal data, I do apologize for making those
questions compulsory and therefore I have corrected my questionnaire to let
users opt out of being named or give email address.

I also want to clarify that I wont use names and emails in my research. It
is important for me to know the assistive technologies used, if any, and the
results from the websites tested. Moreover, because I am doing the research
based on groups of disabilities, it is important to know what kind of
disability the user has.

Once I will collect the information mentioned above the questionnaire will
be deleted.

Thank you for taking the time to view and I hope complete the questionnaire
as the information is vital for my university dissertation. I really
appreciate your help!

Best regards,
Cristina Vasilica


On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 3:15 AM, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 17:54:21 -0400, Cristina Vasilica <
> cmvasilica@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>  *Please note that this email was sent previously and titled *'Please take
>> survey', which was caught as spam. With many thanks to Shawn and Bruce,
>> who raised the issue and with apologies for those who already read the
>> email, I am re-sending the email with a different subject title. Thankyou
>> for understanding!
>>
>
> Hi Cristina,
>
> part of Bruce's point is that you should have sent the mail from your
> student account. You're asking for a bunch of information that people
> consider pretty personal, from a googlemail account that could belong to
> anyone.
>
> In addition there is no evidence from your survey that you have any privacy
> policy on the data given, that you will allow people to opt out of being
> named, that you have talked to an ethics committee regarding personal data,
> etc. In places like Europe and the US this is considered at least a normal
> requirement of professional practice, and in some cases a legal requirement
> as well.
>
> cheers
>
> chaals
>
> --
> Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
>    je parle franšais -- hablo espa˝ol -- jeg lŠrer norsk
> http://my.opera.com/chaals       Try Opera: http://www.opera.com
>
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