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Call for Review: Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 First Public Working Draft

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 09:54:23 -0400
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>, Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com>, Mary Jo Mueller <maryjom@us.ibm.com>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5db83666-cd7a-8286-9fa1-b57a63c485a1@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a First 
Public Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules 
Format 1.0:
https://www.w3.org/TR/act-rules-format/

*Overview*

The Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 specifies a 
common format for accessibility test rules, and how to write test 
procedures for quality assurance. It facilitates harmonization of 
accessibility testing approaches, and helps organizations to better 
document and share their testing methods. It primarily addresses 
developers of automated and semi-automated evaluation tools, but also 
supports manual evaluation procedures.

*Comments*

To comment, the Working Group requests input be filed as GitHub issues at:
  https://github.com/w3c/wcag-act/issues/

Please create new issues for your comments, putting each separate topic 
into a separate issue. If it is not feasible to file issues in this 
tool, you can also submit comments by email to:
  public-wcag-act-comments@w3.org

The Working Group requests comments on this draft be filed by 5 May 
2017. The Working Group plans to publish updated Working Drafts 
frequently over the course of 2017 to incorporate input received and 
continued review of proposals.

*About the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group*

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group is the new name for the 
former Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group. This name 
reflects a more generic focus in order to bring together and find 
synergies among work that formerly took place in separate Working 
Groups. More information about the Accessibility Guidelines Working 
Group is available from its home page:
  https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/

In addition to public comments, the Working Group relies on work from 
its dedicated participants. If you have availability and expertise to 
contribute to this effort, you might consider joining the group:
  https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/participation

*URI*

The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The 
"dated" version of this draft is: 
<https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/WD-act-rules-format-1.0-20170406> The 
difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and Linking 
to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at: 
<https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html>

Regards,
Andrew Kirkpatrick, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
Joshue O Connor, Accessibility Guidelines WG Chair,
Wilco Fiers, ACT TF Facilitator,
Mary Jo Mueller, ACT TF Facilitator,
Michael Cooper, Accessibility Guidelines WG W3C Staff Contact,
Shadi Abou-Zahra, ACT TF W3C Staff Contact
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