Updated Tools List

Dear Group,

The requirements for the tools list (included in the changelog document) and the static mock-ups for the tools list have been updated according to the recent discussion and feedback. The changelog captures most of these changes:
 - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/tools/tools-changelog>
 - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/tools/>

The main changes that were implemented are:
* Separated and highlighted "warning" information (called "Getting Started") about using tools (with link to "Selecting Tools" document); and placed at the beginning of the start-page [1].
* Separated disclaimer text to only talk about claims for tools listed on the W3C Web site.
* Added prominent "read this first"-type of link at the beginning of each sub-page [2, 3, 4, 5].
* Added sorting capability on the "complete list" and "search results page" [2, 5].

The updated mock-ups for the tools list are:
[1] Start-page
 - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/tools/Overview>
[2] Complete list
 - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/tools/complete>
[3] Simple search
 - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/tools/simple>
[4] Advanced search
 - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/tools/advanced>
[5] Search results page
 - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/tools/list>

The questions for tomorrow's EOWG call are:
* Does the overall functionality of the tools list satisfy the requirements and uses cases?
* Is the tools list self-explanatory and easy to use (for beginners and experienced users)?
* Do the pages effectively catch "random users" and direct them to context information?
* Are there enough warning for users who may be searching for a "silver bullet tool"?


Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe 
Chair and Team Contact for the Evaluation and Repair Tools WG 
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Received on Thursday, 3 November 2005 10:43:00 UTC