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Re: Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) version 0.5

From: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 21:08:31 +0100
Message-ID: <43A9B63F.8020300@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi Chris,

UWEM is a methodology, not a test suite. The concept of test under UWEM 
refers more to a "how-to" apply WCAG 1.0, and what a tool or a human 
tester would need to check for (X)HTML and CSS.

For test suites, as we have discussed earlier today in the ERT call, 
there is a WCAG 2.0 test suite which will be publicly available under 
the scope of the BenToWeb project <http://bentoweb.org/>.


Chris Ridpath wrote:
> Hi Carlos,
> I'm happy to see that your group is trying to develop a unified method 
> of evaluating web content for accessibility.
> It appears that many, if not all, of the HTML tests used in your 
> methodology are similar to the tests in the W3C test suite. I wonder if 
> we could coordinate our efforts and come up with a single test suite. Or 
> perhaps we could create a document that maps the one test suite to the 
> other.
> For example, your WAB test "1.1_HTML_01" seems to map to W3C tests:
> all image elements have an alt attribute
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test1.html
> all area elements have an alt attribute
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test64.html
> all input elements, type of image, have an alt attribute
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test58.html
> There are a few differences but I think we could sort them out.

Dr Carlos A Velasco - http://access.fit.fraunhofer.de/
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