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misc notes on eval suite

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 11:50:39 -0500
Message-ID: <436256DF.2050601@w3.org>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: wai-eo-editors <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>

Shadi,

please excuse terseness - need to be quick & light typing. here are some ideas on the UI:

* keep the options in the left nav! also in left nav add link to the Submitting Information about Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools page. pros: good usability, best for site management, etc.

* on the search pages:
1. suggest take off disclaimers & intro text. have at the beginning just something simple like this:
For more information, see:
- Evaluation Tools for Web Accessibility: Overview for [...]
- Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools for an explanation of [different features and usages of evaluation tools]
2. delete: "The following options can be set to select tools from the repository that match specific criteria:"
3. consider putting a fieldset with label "Search Options" (and delete the h2) and make the background light gray (just within the form)
4. consider changing "submit" button to "Search" ?
* in advanced search, change "page contents" to "search options"

* think I agree with you that some of the disclaimer info should be at the bottom of lists, eg, for when people print it. think we should put only the most essential on list page (probably only the W3C not recommend one), and still most of it only on the overview page. Then at the top of the lists pages you replace the current paragraphs with something like:
<strong>Important, read this first:
- Evaluation Tools for Web Accessibility: Overview for [cautions about tools and links to related documents that explain the categories in the list]
- <a href="#">Disclaimers about XYZ

* in blue disclaimer at top, suggest removing "This document is under development by the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) and Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG), and will be offered to other W3C groups and the public for review." (to help make more realistic screen real estate.

* OPEN: slh look at results page

* OPEN: slh think about search vs. filter issue...
Received on Friday, 28 October 2005 16:51:10 UTC

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