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RE:What shall we do about evaluation tools

From: David Clark <dmclark@cast.org>
Date: 16 Mar 98 08:33:42 -0500
To: "Kasday, Leonard R (Len), ALTEC" <kasday@att.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-rc@w3.org" <w3c-wai-rc@w3.org>
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         Reply to:   RE:What shall we do about evaluation tools
My vote would be a combination of 1 & 4.  I think that an automatic checker is more appealing to the "nonconverted", and quantitative feedback  is much more tangible.

David Clark
CAST, Inc.
On 3/14/98, Kasday, Leonard R (Len), ALTEC wrote:
>Subject: What sorts of activities shall we do with respect to tools.
>
>We need to decide on the specific things we will do as a group.  One
>general area is that of tools (like Bobby) that evaluate accessibilty.
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>Which if any of the following shall we deal with?
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> 1. accessibility tests that can be done in a purely automatic manner
> 2. tests that require human judgment
> 3. tools to help the humans do those judgments
> 4. an algorithm for an overall score
> 5. automated repair of access problems
> 6. semi-automated repair of access problems
> 7. Other, viz. (fill in the blank)
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>And what sort of involvement should that be?  For example, >
>a. write a specification
>b. collect data needed for evaluation, e.g. capabilities of current
>browser/screenreaders
>c. develop tools
>d. provide master page that forwards to one or more tools
>e. serve as clearinghouse for tools (and what does clearinghouse >mean)
>f. Other, viz. (fill in the blank).
>
>Len
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