RE: User testing for semantic applicatons

Hi "PDM",
I agree with you. There are a lot of work around the "semantic web" and
maybe is a good work for the "machines". But I can't understand why the
people working on it don't care about accessibility. The semantic web is
nothing if can't be useful for the humans.
Accessibility means usability for all. So, I think that complain with the
WCAG must be *prerequisite* for each semantic web application.
Best regards,
Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo         Fundación Sidar
Coordinadora del SIDAR        
Tel.: +34 - 91 725 71 47             


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Enviado el: miércoles, 07 de noviembre de 2007 11:40
Para: SW-forum Web
Asunto: User testing for semantic applicatons

I must say something
There are a lot of cool applications coming up, I try most of them , but
they are new  
I am not sure what to expect exactly. What should it do? How do I know if
there is an error, or if this is really the way
it should look? Little documentation, usability almost not taken into
account etc.
Also I dont have all day, just a few minutes, a few clicks, then I lose
interest, must move on
Now, the linked data below is quite straighforward intuitive interface (not
bad in fact) although a few more explanations and how to's would be good. I
also got an error when I tried it (different from the error below) not sure
what to do next
All this to suggest  a forum is created to handle usability of semantic
applications, where we 'users' can
report our experiences and get some help in running/understanding the
stuffs. I have a lot of feedback and user tests already running on semantic
applications, may be most productive if handled collectively and shared,
rather than just sent to the developers who are likely not to understand my
problem anyway (we seem to speak different languages)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Tim Berners-Lee <>  
To: Hugh Glaser <>  
Cc: Linking Open Data <>  ; SW-forum
Web <>  ; Ian  <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: Linked Data available

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Content type text/xml
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2007 00:27:37 GMT
Etag "7785ba-7d5-43e4bd0f48e00"
Last-modified Wed, 07 Nov 2007 00:27:36 GMT
Server Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)
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