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Call for Review: ACT Rules Format 1.0 Working Draft

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2018 13:48:40 +0100
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com>, Mary Jo Mueller <maryjom@us.ibm.com>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
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Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published an 
updated Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules 
Format 1.0:
     https://www.w3.org/TR/act-rules-format/

*Changes*
This updated working draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) 
Rules Format 1.0 addresses all comments received on the previous draft. 
Most importantly, the "Selector" approach was replaced with 
"Applicability" and "Expectation" pairs, to make ACT Rules less 
procedural. This updated draft is accompanied by sample ACT Rules that 
implement this rules format:
     https://w3c.github.io/wcag-act-rules/

*Background*
The Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 specifies a 
common format for accessibility test rules, and how to write test 
procedures for quality assurance. It facilitates harmonization of 
accessibility testing approaches, and helps organizations to better 
document and share their testing methods. It primarily addresses 
developers of automated and semi-automated evaluation tools, and also 
supports manual evaluation procedures.

*Comments*
To comment, the Working Group requests input be filed as GitHub issues at:
     https://github.com/w3c/wcag-act/issues/

Please create new issues for your comments, putting each separate topic 
into a separate issue. If it is not feasible for you to file issues in 
this tool, you can also submit comments by email to:
     public-wcag-act-comments@w3.org

The Working Group requests comments on this draft be filed by 5 April 2018.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for 
your comments.

Regards,
     Andrew Kirkpatrick, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
     Joshue O Connor, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
     Alastair Campbell, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
     Wilco Fiers, ACT TF Facilitator,
     Mary Jo Mueller, ACT TF Facilitator,
     Michael Cooper, Accessibility Guidelines WG W3C Staff Contact,
     Shadi Abou-Zahra, ACT TF W3C Staff Contact

-- 
Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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