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Re: approval

From: Karl Groves <karl@karlgroves.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:10:01 -0500
Message-ID: <CABScKPBSv+LGCfza5cc=tfSx2jDi_Y+VtAm0kM8ghuF-KUfCrw@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: WAI Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Meliha Yenilmez <melihayenilmez@yahoo.com>
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 5:02 PM, David Woolley
<forums@david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:

> To find out if it is actually accessible, you need to find people with lots
> of different disabilities and perform a usability survey on them, allowing
> them to use their own browsers and any assistive technology that they use.

Do you do this?  Really?

With all due respect, this is exactly the type of attitude that
perpetuates the impression that accessibility is nebulous, expensive,
and difficult.

It would be wonderful to be able to test with real users, but such a
thing is often not feasible due to time, budget, or resource
constraints.  Considering the other types of testing available that
can be used to gather accessibility data, doing usability testing
should be reserved for cases where other test approaches (that are
often quicker, cheaper, and easier anyway) have already been utilized.

Received on Monday, 20 February 2012 23:10:28 UTC

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