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Re: Who can say that a web page is accessible according to wcag?

From: Jorge Fernandes <jorge.f@netcabo.pt>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:41:39 +0000
Cc: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>, "mpiazza@ig.com.br" <mpiazza@ig.com.br>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Sarah Jane Swierenga <sswieren@msu.edu>
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To: Michael S Elledge <elledge@msu.edu>
I think that we can not call accessibility to usability tests with  
people with disabilities. Not all the problems that the users will  
find derive directly from the content design, with direct connection  
with WCAG. And also, some success criteria (or checkpoints) of WCAG  
try to push the assistive technologies to a particular behavior -  
behavior that need to be implemented by the manufactor. The WCAG also  
try to push by the strategies of read contents - sometimes the users  
don't know how to use a particular strategy with their AT. For example  
some blind people don't know how to navigate through headings in a  
content, or skip to a list, or skip to a form, or get an acronym.

Jorge Fernandes

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On 30 Dec 2011, at 23:33, Michael S Elledge wrote:

> Hi Marcelo--
> It seems to me that the best way to have a person with a disability  
> test an application for accessibility is to have them do typical  
> tasks with it and see if they have difficulty.
> If you are asking how someone with a disability can evaluate an  
> application for accessibility with respect to the WCAG checkpoints,  
> then there will be the additional challenge of finding accessible  
> tools for them to use--and even then, depending on the disability,  
> they probably won't be able to test everything.
> Best regards,
> Mike
> Michael S. Elledge
> Associate Director
> Usability/Accessibility Research & Consulting
> Michigan State University
> 517-353-8977
> On Dec 29, 2011, at 3:33 PM, Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> Marcelo wrote:
>> Now I have another question.
>> I applied the tests existing in the W3 techniques to my software  
>> application.
>>> Could you give an example?
>> But how can I apply these tests to my application aided by a person
>> with disabilities?
>>> Marcelo -- Are you referring to testers (in this case, PWDs) going  
>>> by a checklist during accessibility reviews?
>> Is there a checklist that helps this procedure? I think the W3 tests
>> are very extensive to be executed by person with disabilities.
>>> Not sure -- Shouldn't a PWD know how to test? Maybe I did not  
>>> understand your question. I would rather have information on what  
>>> needs to be tested, and not how.
>> thanks,
>> -Devarshi
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