EOWG: WCAG-EM comments due this week


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Subject: EOWG - WCAG-EM review reminder
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:45:27 -0600
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: EOWG (E-mail) <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Hi all,

I've updated the wiki page for comments on WCAG-EM: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/WCAG-EM_review>

If you have copyedits that don't need EOWG consideration, you can send them directly to <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org> or put them in the wiki under the section "Copyedits & things that probably don't need discussion"

Remember EOWG is focusing on things like clarity, understandability, readability, usability, relationship with other WAI documents, etc. If you have comments on technical aspects, please send those directly to <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>. (If you're not sure, feel free to put them in the wiki.)


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Subject:  Call for Review: Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)
Date:  Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:10:18 -0800
From:  Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To:  WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC:  Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Eric Velleman <E.Velleman@bartimeus.nl>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI invites you to comment on the updated Working Draft of Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0 at:
  *We are particularly interested in how it works for you in practice*.

WCAG-EM describes an approach for evaluating how websites -- including web applications and websites for mobile devices -- conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It covers different situations, including self-assessment and third-party evaluation. It is independent of particular evaluation tools, web browsers, and assistive technologies. For more information, see the WCAG-EM Overview at:

For review:
All sections are updated based on feedback from the previous draft. Specific review questions are indicated with "Review Note" in the draft. We especially encourage feedback on how the methodology works in different situations.

Please send comments on this draft document to the publicly archived mailing list:
          by *22 March 2013*

WCAG-EM is developed by the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force (Eval TF), a joint task force of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) and Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG). The Eval TF is introduced at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/eval-tf>
It is a supporting resource for WCAG 2.0 and does not replace or supersede it in any way. For an overview of WCAG, see:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag>
This work is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project (IST 287725) described at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>
It is part of W3C WAI activities on web accessibility evaluation and testing introduced at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/>

The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated" version of this draft is:<http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-WCAG-EM-20130226/>
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html>

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Eric Velleman, Eval TF Facilitator
Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/

Received on Thursday, 21 March 2013 02:53:14 UTC