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Re: EOWG: Review this week: Evaluating with Users

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 17:29:21 -0500
Message-ID: <433DBC41.7070807@w3.org>
To: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>, Henrike Gappa <Henrike.Gappa@fit.fraunhofer.de>, Gaby Nordbrock <Gaby.Nordbrock@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Cc: wai-eo-editors <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>

Dear Carlos, Henrike, Gaby,

Thank you again for your review and comments on the early concept draft of "Involving Users in Web Accessibility Evaluation".

EOWG thinks we have addressed your concerns, primarily by clarifying that the document mostly addresses informal evaluation in order to gather feedback for improving sites, rather than formal usability studies. Also note that we have tried to balance between strongly encouraging Web developers to involve people with disabilities, addressing the most important cautions and myths, and yet not making it sound too difficult and complicated so that people would be "afraid" to involve people with disabilities. Also note that the scope of this document is very limited, as described in the requirements under "About Involving Users in Web Accessibility Evaluation" at:

The latest version of the document is available at:

We hope to complete this document soon and welcome any additional feedback. Comments received by Wednesday 5 October can be addressed for the final draft.

Best regards,
~ Shawn 

Shawn Henry wrote:
> Dear Carlos, Henrike, Gaby,
> Thank you very much for your comments. I reviewed them Friday and I 
> understand your concerns. EOWG will discuss how to address your concerns 
> as we develop the document.
> Information about the status of the document for further review will be 
> available on the EOWG mailing list. You can view the archives from:
>     http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/
> You are also welcome join the WAI EOWG e-mailing list, per the 
> instructions at:
>     http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/participation.html#mail
> I will forward your comments to the EOWG (minus the personal reference 
> to Helen).
> Best Regards,
> ~ Shawn
> Carlos A Velasco wrote:
>> Hi Shawn, Judy,
>> my colleagues Henrike and Gaby have reviewed this document, and 
>> although it is an early draft, we found some points of concern. We 
>> sent you attached the comments.
>> I did not send it to the list in case you want to filter the noise for 
>> today's discussion, but feel free to forward the document to the WG if 
>> you find it appropriate.
>> regards,
>> carlos
>> Shawn Henry wrote:
>>> EOWG,
>>> Please review the following this week and prepare do discuss them at 
>>> the 2 September teleconference:
>>> 1. Requirements and Changelog for "Evaluating Web Accessibility with 
>>> Users"
>>>     http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/changelogs/cl-eval-ut
>>> 2. [EARLY CONCEPT DRAFT] Evaluating Web Accessibility with Users:
>>>     http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/users.html
>>> ...
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