complete survey form - Call for Review [EOWG: Review Evaluation Resource Suite documents]


The "EOWG Call for Review: Evaluation Resource Suite, 2005 September" online survey form is available at:

We plan to post the new pages to the WAI Web site this Friday if we get sufficient replies to the survey and no objections by:
	Thursday 15 September

Please see the e-mail below for more details. Note that all EOWG participants in good standing must complete the Call for Review. Also note that you can change your answers at any time.

~ Shawn & Judy & Shadi

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: EOWG: Review Evaluation Resource Suite documents
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 12:24:54 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <>
To: EOWG (E-mail) <>


We will be issuing a Call for Review early next week, 12 September, for some evaluation documents. All participants in good standing need to complete the review form. Please plan to review the documents described below early in the week and complete the Call for Review form by Thursday 15 September.

See below for details and information on what is ready for review right now. Comments received by Monday morning Europe time can be addressed before the Call for Review.


In previous EOWG meetings we decided to make some interim changes to the Evaluation Resource Suite, including breaking up into separate pages:
EOWG decided to address only open change log items and serious concerns with the content of the existing pages, and to hold off on any significant editing and minor issues. We expect to do additional minor editing in the 4th quarter (4Q) of 2005, and to re-write much of the evaluation documents in 2006 with changes based on WCAG 2.0 and other developments.

In today's teleconference[1], EOWG agreed to put the evaluation documents on the new site at different stages, rather than waiting until all of the documents are complete. The plan is:
* Evaluating Accessibility Overview - update on new site with the next 3 documents below (target: 16 Sept)
* Preliminary Reviews - put on new site as soon as feasible (target: 16 Sept), edit more later
* Conformance Evaluations - put on new site as soon as feasible (target: 16 Sept), edit more later
* Specific Contexts (was Special Considerations) - put on new site as soon as feasible (target: 16 Sept), edit more later
* [User Evaluation] (new content) - complete & put on new site in 4Q 2005
* Selecting Tools (new content) - put on new site as soon as feasible (target: 16 Sept, might have minor edits after the sortable tools list is done
* Tools List (already on new site) - leave version as is on new site for now, complete sortable version & put on new site in 4Q 2005
* Review Teams (already on new site) - review in 4Q 2005
* Reporting Template (already on new site) - review in 4Q 2005


The following documents will be included in the  Call for Review:
- Evaluating Web Accessibility
- Preliminary Review...
- Conformance Evaluation...
- Specific Contexts...
- Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools

As explained above, the focus of the review is on serious concerns before this draft is posted to the new site, and not on low priority revisions that can be postponed for later. (Feel free to also record ideas for later revisions, and clearly indicate them as such.)


These documents are complete, yet there are a few open changes from today recorded in the changelogs, the minutes from today's teleconference[1], and the wai-eo-editor's list:
Shadi plans to incorporate these changes by Monday, 12 September. 

If you have additional comments, please clearly indicate if you think they are *required* to be addressed before this version is put on the new site, or if they are *optional* for this version and may be postponed and recorded for the next revision at the editor's discretion. Copyedits go to the editors list: and content comments go to the main EOWG list


We plan to post the Call for Review form on Monday 12 September. If we can get sufficient replies to the Call for Review by Thursday 15 September, we should be able to post the pages to the new site on the 16th. (Otherwise, it will be another 2 weeks after that due to Shawn & Shadi's schedules.)

Thanks for your efforts in reviewing the evaluation documents.

~ Shawn & Shadi & Judy


Received on Monday, 12 September 2005 19:20:39 UTC