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Re: Proposal for an online, crowdsourced accessibility testing platform

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From: adam solomon
Date: Aug 28, 2010 11:21PM


I can add my two cents as well - issues that come up in our education ministry's websites which have to be accessible to WCAG 2 (though I would have to translate everything). Things like auto-complete widgets, calendars, and the like. Why do we need a dedicated server?

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> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:53:53 -0400
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Proposal for an online, crowdsourced accessibility testing platform
>
> I'm very excited about this proposal.
>
> I'd like to contribute examples for testing that I run into with federal
> government documents, especially those that are more technical in nature.
> WCAG 2 and ITC 2 (508 for the US fed govt) don't address many of the
> situations my govt clients are in.
>
> I can contribute services:
> -- technical samples (including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs
> made from InDesign and office software)
> -- writing and online training demonstrating the technique/best practice.
>
> But we'll need someone to manage this project and coordinate all the
> players, tasks, and final recommendations.
> Any suggestions?
>
> --Bevi
>
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Terrill Bennett
> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 11:30 AM
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> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Proposal for an online, crowdsourced accessibility
> testing platform
>
> I haven't seen an offer to host an accessibility project, so in order
> to get this project-thingy off-center...
>
> * I host my domains with DreamHost.com. They offer unlimited
> everything that counts (domains, sub domains, mySql databases, disk
> space, bandwith, user's, email accounts, etc).
>
> * Think LAMP.
>
> * The downside is: it's a shared server. "Timing" things could be a problem.
>
> * Dedicated hosting is available, for a fee: $69 USD/month with one
> year pre-payment. Other options available.
>
> * It is possible to set-up user's with SSH access to a specific
> domain, for those who choose to help administrate.
>
> * Willing to set-up any software we agree on such as Joomla,
> WordPress, Moodle, Wikimedia, Twiki, Drupal, phpBBS,
> Your_Favorite_Package_Goes_Here.
>
> So there it is. Feel free to up the ante with your own offer!
>
> -- Terrill --
>
>
>
> > We've mulled around the idea of taking this approach with a future
> > WebAIM screen reader survey - presenting various paired samples and
> > asking which is more accessible. The fundamental problem and
> > difficulty with this approach is that things that are inaccessible are
> > inaccessible - you'd have to be very careful that you're asking the
> > questions and presenting the samples in a way that is useful and gives
> > you accurate data. It is quite likely that a screen reader user could
> > identify something as being the most accessible while a significant
> > amount of inaccessible content or functionality was not presented to
> > them. How would they know the content is missing?
> >
> > It's difficult to analyze the accessibility of distinct elements in a
> > vacuum entirely separated from a broader web page or online
> > experience.
> >
> > WebAIM would be interested in collaborating on such a project. We
> > actually have quite a few ideas noted already.
> >
> > Jared Smith
> > WebAIM
> >
> >
>
>