RE: Silver feedback request—core survey questions

From: John Foliot []
Sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 11:24 AM

and I see what looks like 1 potential branch, but not the other:

Are you familiar with...? >> Yes >> Which components..?
Are you familiar with...? >> No >> [branch]
[Jason] In addition, the subsequent questions all ask about “WCAG 2.0 success criteria”, but these are a very narrow aspect of WCAG itself. I think the answers to some of these questions could be very misleading. For example, the WCAG success criteria may be of little value in, say, teaching or learning for a given individual, but the techniques, Education and Outreach working group resources, etc., may be of high value for these purposes. Nobody is supposed to learn how to make the Web accessible from the WCAG success criteria, just as the right advice to give a neophyte who wants to learn to program in C++ is not to suggest that they go away and read the ISO C++ language standard.

I think the survey should address, at a minimum, the principles, guidelines, success criteria and techniques, distinguishing which of these are the subject of specific comments. It should also deal with educational resources. Someone might think WCAG itself is fine, but the educational materials available are inadequate, for instance, but this wouldn’t be reflected in the survey results. There should also be a “not applicable” option for some of the questions.


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