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Web Accessibility Evaluation and Testing

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 04:02:07 -0500
Message-ID: <4E1D5F0F.2060006@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
  Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI is starting a WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force to develop more comprehensive guidance on evaluating web accessibility.

The Evaluation Task Force will develop an internationally harmonized methodology for evaluating websites' conformance to WCAG 2.0. The methodology will provide provides a step-by-step procedure for evaluating websites, including guidance on sampling individual web pages, evaluating them according to WCAG 2.0, and aggregating the results into a conformance statement. To learn more about the scope of work and anticipated timeline, see the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force (Eval TF) Work Statement at:

The methodology is part of a wider W3C/WAI effort on web accessibility evaluation and testing, which includes the development of test suites for all WAI guidelines and specifications. For more information, see W3C/WAI Web Accessibility Evaluation and Testing Activities at:

If you would like to get announcements when drafts of the methodology are available, you can subscribe to WAI's RSS feed, tweets, or other venues listed at:

If you might be interested in actively participating in this work, please read Participating in WAI at:
and then contact Shadi Abou-Zahra, see http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Lawton Henry
& Shadi Abou-Zahra

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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