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FPWD: Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0

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Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:26:02 +0000
Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0




The Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 is a specification designed to harmonize how accessibility rules are described for automated test tools, and how test procedures are written for quality assurance testing. By writing these tests in a defined format, organizations are better able to document and share their method of testing. A defined format for writing tests is the first step in enabling a harmonized approach for accessibility conformance testing. 

Status of the Document


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This is a First Public Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing Rules Format 1.0 (ACT Rules Format 1.0) by the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group. ACT Rules Format 1.0 is a complete draft, addressing all of the requirements the ACT Task Force believes are important to cover when writing rules. The ACT Rules Format 1.0 is based on rules developed by the Auto-WCAG Community Group.  Does the ACT Rules Format address all the topics that are critical to rule design? Does the section on accessibility support adequately address the topic? Does the section on Accuracy Benchmarking adequately address the topic? Are there improvements to better support developers of test rules to transpose their rules and adopt this format? 

To comment, file an issue in the W3C ACT TF GitHub repository. It is free to create a GitHub account to file issues. If filing issues in GitHub is not feasible, send email to public-wcag-act-comments@w3.org (comment archive). Comments are requested by 5 May 2017. In-progress updates to the document may be viewed in the publicly visible editors&#x27; draft. 

This document was published by the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group as a First Public Working Draft. This document is intended to become a W3C Recommendation. 

Publication as a First Public Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress. 

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This document is governed by the 1 March 2017 W3C Process Document. 
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