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Re: Success criteria not applicable

From: William Loughborough <wloughborough@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 04:00:34 -0700
Message-ID: <1e3451610910050400g712d654fxf751bcb9b1fe1ee6@mail.gmail.com>
To: achuter@technosite.es
Cc: WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
The "WAB Cluster" at <http://www.wabcluster.org/index.html> describes
itself as "A cluster of European projects to develop a harmonized
European methodology for evaluation and benchmarking of websites" and
"...quality of the methodology, including its validation,
participation of relevant stakeholders, support from and possible
endorsement by or inclusion of comments from W3C/WAI, will be
essential for a subsequent European-wide acceptation. When possible
work for the cluster will be closely coordinated or take place inside
WAI Working Groups (e.g. WCAG WG, ERT and EOWG)."

I believe this is the first time I've noticed any inclusion of their
efforts/concerns in EOWG and wonder how this relates to the overall
goal of "harmonis(z)ation"? Are we going to need a pair (at least) of
evaluation criteria? In other words is there some separate "European
methodology" that is distinct from that used by Shadi and other BAD
editors? Is there any way to "harmonis(z)e various harmoniz(s)ations"
or are we going to have arrays of rules made distinct, sort of i18n's
own Tower of Babel?

Perhaps I'm suffering a years-long "senior moment" but I don't recall
being asked to provide "inclusion of comments...for a subsequent
European-wide acceptation" or had any work for the cluster show up on
our agendas.


On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 12:21 AM, Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es> wrote:
< Accessibility evaluation reports may flag a success
< criterion or checkpoint as not applicable when...
< It might be useful guidance to make this explicit in the BAD reports, but
< even more, the WCAG WG could give its opinion to make clear when a success
< criterion can be flagged as "not applicable" in a conformance report.
Received on Monday, 5 October 2009 11:01:11 UTC

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