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Call for Review: Pre-Publication Draft of WCAG-EM - Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:05:39 -0600
Message-ID: <52EA6A43.4070107@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, e.velleman@accessibility.nl
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI invites you to comment on the final Working Draft of Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) at:
	http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/

After the comments from this review period are addressed, we expect to publish this as an informative (that is, non-normative) W3C Working Group Note.

Overview:
WCAG-EM describes an approach for evaluating how websites -- including web applications and websites for mobile devices -- conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It covers different situations, including self-assessment and third-party evaluation. It is independent of particular evaluation tools, web browsers, and assistive technologies.

For review:
All sections are updated based on feedback from the previous Draft. Specific review questions are listed in the Status section and indicated with "Review Note" in the Draft. We especially encourage feedback on how to optimize the methodology to make it more clear and practical.

Comments:
Please send comments to the publicly archived mailing list:
	public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
	by *28 February 2014*

Background:
WCAG-EM is developed by the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force (Eval TF), a joint task force of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) and Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG). The Eval TF is introduced at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/eval-tf>
It is a supporting resource for WCAG 2.0 and does not replace or supersede it in any way. For an overview of WCAG, see <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag>
This work is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project (IST 287725) described at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>
It is part of W3C WAI activities on web accessibility evaluation and testing introduced at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/>

URI:
The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version of this draft is: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-WCAG-EM-20140130/>
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html>

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Eric Velleman, Eval TF Facilitator
Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI Staff Contact




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