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Re: EOWG - Evaluation Resources

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 20:34:57 -0500
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Vivienne Conway <v.conway@webkeyit.com>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Cc: public-eo-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <b0ea5976-6d47-4cba-3fd5-c0fb4a88bd41@w3.org>
Agree with below.

One thing to keep in mind is the Tips for Evaluating that is supposed to be done in August. Draft is here:
	https://w3c.github.io/wai-quick-start/evaluating.html

~Shawn

On 8/2/2017 5:11 AM, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> [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 There is an outdated changelog from which we could start: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
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>> 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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