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RE: Review of Web Site Accessibility -- Planning

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 14:48:13 -0400 (EDT)
To: Laurence Bergman <laurenceb@wecorp.com>
cc: "'Harvey Bingham'" <hbingham@acm.org>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0004281443380.13812-100000@tux.w3.org>
The principle of all three Guidelines is that they apply across disabilities
- in other words, if a page is double-A conformant then it is hoped that all
significant barriers have been removed, for people with all disabilities.

Follow up on whether the guidelines meet this goal should be directed to the
working group for each set of guidelines -

  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - mailto:w3c-wai-gl
  Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines - mailto:w3c-wai-au
  User Agent Accessibility Guidelines - mailto:w3c-wai-ua


Charles McCN

On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Laurence Bergman wrote:

  I have independently been drafting a Web site accessibility rating algorithm
  stemming from the work that Jakob Lindenmeyer and Reto Ambühler had
  presented at last year's WWW8 conference.  I am not developing it with
  accessibility defined on a single scale though, such as 0-100, but rather in
  five different "spheres."
  These include:
  I am trying to derive whether sites are particularly biased against one
  modality, or is it generalised.  For instance, does a site with AA
  conformance but lacking graphical cues also benefit a person with a learning
  impairment?  Would a rating system  similar to what Zagat's restaurant
  guides does, where different facets of the experience are evaluated, be
  useful when coupled with search engine results? Once I have a more suitable
  baseline, I will forward additional information.
  Laurence Bergman
  Director of Product Development
  We Media Inc.
  -----Original Message-----
  From: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org]On
  Behalf Of Harvey Bingham
  Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 12:46 PM
  To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
  Subject: Re: Review of Web Site Accessibility -- Planning
  Evaluation and Repair has some changed info worthy of inclusion in
  Bullets 1 and 2, adjust to the new ER Title Change:
  "Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Evaluation and Repair Tools"
  Work in progress there:
  "Rating Algorithm for Evaluation of Web Pages"
  "Evaluation, Repair and Transformation Tools for Web Content Accessibility"
  Regards/Harvey Bingham

Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134 136
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