Re: CFC: Manual testing processes


On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 9:19 PM, Andrew Kirkpatrick <>

> Call For Consensus — ends Wednesday February 15th at 10:30pm Boston time.
> The requirements for WCAG 2.1 SC's (
> wiki/WCAG_2.1_Success_Criteria 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

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