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Fwd: Web Accessibility Evaluation and Testing

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:26:43 +0200
Message-ID: <4E1D8F03.4030601@w3.org>
To: ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>, WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Subject: Web Accessibility Evaluation and Testing
Resent-Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:02:21 +0000
Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 04:02:07 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

  Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI is starting a WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force to develop 
more comprehensive guidance on evaluating web accessibility.

The Evaluation Task Force will develop an internationally harmonized 
methodology for evaluating websites' conformance to WCAG 2.0. The 
methodology will provide provides a step-by-step procedure for 
evaluating websites, including guidance on sampling individual web 
pages, evaluating them according to WCAG 2.0, and aggregating the 
results into a conformance statement. To learn more about the scope of 
work and anticipated timeline, see the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology 
Task Force (Eval TF) Work Statement at:

The methodology is part of a wider W3C/WAI effort on web accessibility 
evaluation and testing, which includes the development of test suites 
for all WAI guidelines and specifications. For more information, see 
W3C/WAI Web Accessibility Evaluation and Testing Activities at:

If you would like to get announcements when drafts of the methodology 
are available, you can subscribe to WAI's RSS feed, tweets, or other 
venues listed at:

If you might be interested in actively participating in this work, 
please read Participating in WAI at:
and then contact Shadi Abou-Zahra, see http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/

Please let us know if you have any questions.

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

~Shawn Lawton Henry
& Shadi Abou-Zahra

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
Received on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:27:10 UTC

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