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Call for Implementations: ACT Rules Format 1.0 Candidate Recommendation

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:17:34 +0200
To: public-wai-announce@w3.org
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com>, Mary Jo Mueller <maryjom@us.ibm.com>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
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Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) has published a 
Candidate Recommendation of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) 
Rules Format 1.0:
	https://www.w3.org/TR/act-rules-format/

*Changes*
This updated draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules 
Format 1.0 is complete and ready for implementation testing. It 
addresses all comments received on the previous drafts with several 
important clarifications on different requirements. Most importantly, 
"Accessibility Requirements Mapping" was elaborated for clarity. An 
Implementation Report documenting ACT Rules that implement this rules 
format will be gathered here:
	https://w3c.github.io/wcag-act/act-implementations.html

*Background*
The Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 specifies a 
common format for accessibility test rules, and how to write test 
procedures for quality assurance. It facilitates harmonization of 
accessibility testing approaches, and helps organizations to better 
document and share their testing methods. It primarily addresses 
developers of automated and semi-automated evaluation tools, and also 
supports manual evaluation procedures.

*Implementations*
The Working Group requests example ACT Rules implemented in a variety of 
automated testing tools and manual methodologies to help demonstrate 
maturity of this specification. To submit potential implementations and 
to comment, the Working Group requests input be filed as GitHub issues at:
	https://github.com/w3c/wcag-act/issues/

Please create new issues for your comments, putting each separate topic 
into a separate issue. If it is not feasible for you to file issues in 
this tool, you can also submit comments by email to:
	public-wcag-act-comments@w3.org

The Working Group requests comments on this draft be filed by 28 May 2019.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for 
your comments.

Regards,
   Andrew Kirkpatrick, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
   Alastair Campbell, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
   Wilco Fiers, ACT TF Facilitator,
   Mary Jo Mueller, ACT TF Facilitator,
   Michael Cooper, Accessibility Guidelines WG W3C Staff Contact,
   Shadi Abou-Zahra, ACT TF W3C Staff Contact

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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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