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Re: Conformance and method 'levels'

From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:14:06 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKdCpxxbx7VJf2+bUHvfu5N1VXJ6Hj7GYxsegnAprnz_8BLr_w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: Silver Task Force <public-silver@w3.org>
Alastair wrote:

> Something we should encourage is to slipstream other activity.

Good point and a huge +1. How we *score* that however still remains a
challenge, but I agree that is a significant factor going forward.

JF

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 10:36 AM Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
wrote:

> *>* however I think we can set it up in such a way that the "hard
> testing", which I agree takes more time and money, will be valuable enough
> "score-wise" that it will be worth the effort.
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> Something we should encourage is to slipstream other activity.
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> For example, lots of our clients at the larger end of the scale already
> have mature user-experience programmes. I.e. They already do regular
> usability testing.
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> If a company is already doing good work in making their site usable
> (following a UCD or similar methodology) there is no point running
> duplicate activity.
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> Therefore, if a company can tweak their current user-research programme to
> incorporate accessibility, we should encourage that. E.g. running at least
> 1/5 research sessions with someone with a disability, or including
> particular scenarios in their testing.
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> We shouldn‘t assume it will be a separate activity. But, we should make
> clear what that activity needs to include in order to score silver-points.
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> -Alastair
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*​John Foliot* | Principal Accessibility Strategist | W3C AC Representative
Deque Systems - Accessibility for Good
deque.com
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