Re: CFC: Manual testing processes


Kindest Regards,

On 2/13/17, Andrew Kirkpatrick <> wrote:
> Call For Consensus — ends Wednesday February 15th at 10:30pm Boston time.
> The requirements for WCAG 2.1 SC's
> ( have been
> discussed at length. Included in the requirements is #2, which states "Be
> testable through automated or manual processes”, which indicates that in
> order for a success criteria to be regarded as “testable” it must be
> possible to determine whether a page passes that criteria using automated or
> manual testing processes.
> On last Tuesday’s call the WG came to a resolution regarding this item,
> specifically related to user testing. The group also surveyed this question,
> and arrived at a unanimous agreement:
> "User testing is not a required part of a manual testing process for WCAG
> test criteria.”
> This resolution indicates that if the only way to test a success criteria is
> to conduct user testing, then that is not “testable” with regard to WCAGT
> 2.1.
> The Working Group will recommend strongly in WCAG 2.1 (as it did in WCAG
> 2.0) that user testing be conducted.
> For background:
> Call minutes:
> Survey:
> If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have not
> been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not being
> able to live with” this decision, please let the group know before the CfC
> deadline.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Kirkpatrick
> Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility
> Adobe

Laura L. Carlson

Received on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:22:26 UTC