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Re: Is the summary survey still open?

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 10:50:53 -0500
Message-ID: <4B87EDDD.3090208@w3.org>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Maciej's response into the survey was received on 26 February at 01:30
UTC. However, that is still 25 February in North America Eastern Time,
which is the time zone the tool used, so it was still open at that time.
I don't have the ability to change the time zone. I also don't have the
ability to provide a precise closing time, such as just before the task
force teleconference, so responses can come in after the teleconference
even though they're less likely to be looked at closely in that case.


Laura Carlson wrote:
> Hi Michael, Janina, and Mike,
> The summary survey was  to have been closed February 25. Maciej's last
> response is February 26. Is the survey still open? If it is still open
> people may want to reconsider their responses, seeing that there has
> been further discussion on the subject [1].
> If the current survey is closed to updating responses, I would like to
> request that we have another table summary survey.
> Surveys can be difficult to design. Something to consider to help
> prevent bias, might be to have response categories evened out over a
> Likert type of scale [2]. Likert-scale questions can be good for
> measuring the degree of respondents' feelings or attitudes about
> something.
> I suggest that not only proposal editors, but interested group members
> have the opportunity for input into the survey questions.
> Thank you.
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Feb/thread.html#msg569
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Likert_scale


Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
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