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[wbs] response to 'Approval for draft publication of WCAG-EM'

From: WBS Mailer on behalf of cooper@w3.org <webmaster@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:21:02 +0000
To: public-wcag-em-comments@w3.org,shadi@w3.org,e.velleman@accessibility.nl
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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'Approval for
draft publication of WCAG-EM' (public) for Michael Cooper.


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Abstract
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 * ( ) accept this section as draft
 * (x) accept this section as draft with the following suggestions
 * ( ) I do not accept this section as draft
 * ( ) I abstain (not vote)
 P: med

I miss the text that was removed from the previous version: "It provides
guidance on defining parameters for the evaluation scope; on exploring and
understanding websites including their key features and functionality; on
sampling representative web pages from websites where it is not feasible to
evaluate all web pages of a website; on evaluating the conformance of these
selected web pages to the target level of WCAG 2.0 conformance; and on
documenting and reporting the findings from such evaluation." 

While that was detailed and could perhaps be shortened, the replacement
seems to gloss a little too much.


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Introduction
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 * ( ) accept this section as draft
 * (x) accept this section as draft with the following suggestions
 * ( ) I do not accept this section as draft
 * ( ) I abstain (not vote)
 P: high

I miss the para that was removed from Scope: "This methodology does not
replace the need for quality assurance measures that are implemented
throughout the design, development, and maintenance of websites to ensure
their accessibility conformance. Following this methodology may not
identify every possible occurrence of support for or violation of WCAG 2.0
conformance. It is one possible approach for evaluating the conformance of
existing websites to WCAG 2.0 in different evaluation contexts, including
self-assessment and third-party evaluation. It is primarily intended for
use by experienced accessibility evaluators."

As best I can follow the paper trail, this was removed in response to a
comment requesting simplifying the wording. However, I seem to recall the
disclaimer this paragraph provides was very important to the WCAG WG. I
don't think it should have been simplified out, unless I mis-remember the
WCAG view.

I think the para needs to be restored. I'm not asking for the Scope section
to be restored, just stick the para somewhere. It could use some
simplification, just not all the way to nil.

P: mild

I think "Website" should be spelled "web site". I think it's usually two
words, and Web is only capitalized when used as a noun.


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Using This Methodology
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 * ( ) accept this section as draft
 * ( ) accept this section as draft with the following suggestions
 * ( ) I do not accept this section as draft
 * ( ) I abstain (not vote)
 


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Scope of Applicability
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 * ( ) accept this section as draft
 * ( ) accept this section as draft with the following suggestions
 * ( ) I do not accept this section as draft
 * ( ) I abstain (not vote)
 


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Step 1: Define the Evaluation Scope
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 * ( ) accept this section as draft
 * ( ) accept this section as draft with the following suggestions
 * ( ) I do not accept this section as draft
 * ( ) I abstain (not vote)
 


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Step 2: Explore the Target Website
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 * ( ) accept this section as draft
 * ( ) accept this section as draft with the following suggestions
 * ( ) I do not accept this section as draft
 * ( ) I abstain (not vote)
 


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Step 3: Select a Representative Sample
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 * ( ) accept this section as draft
 * ( ) accept this section as draft with the following suggestions
 * ( ) I do not accept this section as draft
 * ( ) I abstain (not vote)
 


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Step 4: Audit the Selected Sample
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 * ( ) accept this section as draft
 * ( ) accept this section as draft with the following suggestions
 * ( ) I do not accept this section as draft
 * ( ) I abstain (not vote)
 


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Step 5: Record the Evaluation Findings
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 * ( ) accept this section as draft
 * ( ) accept this section as draft with the following suggestions
 * ( ) I do not accept this section as draft
 * ( ) I abstain (not vote)
 

These answers were last modified on 9 December 2013 at 22:20:29 U.T.C.
by Michael Cooper

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