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Re: Clarifying the comprehensive evaluation concept

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 15:09:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4513E0A2.6070607@w3.org>
To: Liam McGee <liam.mcgee@communis.co.uk>
Cc: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Hi Liam,

Liam McGee wrote:
> I find the 'conformance evaluation + user evaluation = comprehensive 
> evaluation' very useful as a concept, but it's not laid out in the 
> overview, or in http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/users.html. Currently this is 
> only made explicit in http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/conformance.html.

You are right that it is not as clear but it is implied (it is stressed at several places throughout the document that involving users with disabilities accompanies conformance evaluation).

> Also, the term 'conformance evaluation' is used interchangeably with 
> 'technical evaluation' and 'technical assessment'. Would be good to make 
> it consistent.

Good catch, I've recorded this in the changelog (see below for more).

> SO suggest the following changes:
> What do you think? Would make it easier to understand.

There is a planed EO deliverable to revise the entire suite and in the course of this update we should consider these suggestions to harmonize the terminology and better clarify the concept. Your suggestion has been recorded in the changelog of the suite for future reference:

> Also -- just noticed that link to 'separate document' in 
> conformance.html points to http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/changelogs/cl-eval-ut
> Shurely shome mishtake?

The conformance evaluation document was published before the involving users one was completed hence this link to the requirements document. I've fixed this.

Thank you for your comments and suggestions!


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