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Re: EOWG - Evaluation Resources

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:11:02 +0200
To: Vivienne Conway <v.conway@webkeyit.com>
Cc: public-eo-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <639debeb-d846-cdc0-dcab-65abaff39a57@w3.org>
[adding public EO archive for future reference]

Hi Vivienne,

Thanks for reaching out, I look forward to working with you on this!

There are three separate documents in this package, and so I think we 
should first decide what we want to do with each:

# Template for Accessibility Evaluation Reports

In my view, people often want to see a template - either so they know 
what they should provide (eg. a webmaster being asked to evaluate the 
website) or what they should expect (eg. when contracting someone).

This should be fairly easy to do, and I had already started working on 
it with Howard. Basically my idea is to take the "View Report" output 
from the WCAG-EM Report Tool and provide some annotations around it.

Do you agree with this suggestion to keep and update this resource?


# Using Combined Expertise to Evaluate Web Accessibility

Many moons ago this used to be called "Review Teams" or so. Basically 
the key message is leveraging different expertise across organizations 
(eg. developer, designer, UX, IA, etc.) for comprehensive evaluations.

I think this message is still useful but currently this document seems 
to go all over the place. I think we need go back to the drawing board 
and revise the objectives, use cases, and key messages from new. There 
is an outdated changelog from which we could start:
  - https://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/changelogs/cl-eval-teams

What are your thoughts on this document and its usefulness?


# Evaluation Approaches for Specific Contexts

Historically this was a catch-all bucket for the entire resource suite. 
Meanwhile I think there is hardly any need for this document. Some of 
the key messages, like "evaluation during the development process" and 
"ongoing monitoring" are addressed by "Planning and Managing". Other 
messages could be incorporated in the "combined expertise" document.

Unless you can think of "specific contexts" for evaluation that require 
additional guidance, then I think we could retire this document.

Do you see current need for this document?


Best,
   Shadi


On 02/08/2017 09:31, Vivienne Conway wrote:
> Hi Shadi
> 
> You and I are down for the Evaluation Resources in the EOWG Resource
> Management sheet.  I can see that it has an '*' after the title and that it
> isn't clear if this required before or after launch yet.
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/Overview
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> Should we work out a project plan?  If so, what would you like me to do?
> I'm not comfortable with GitHub as I've never worked with it before, but I'm
> working through a tutorial on it.  I'm also still a bit fuzzy on how we go
> about evaluating the resources.  Any guidance and tasks you can provide
> would be very much appreciated, as I don't want to get behind in this work.
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> I can see that some of the links are very old and should probably be updated
> or retired, so perhaps this is where to start?
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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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