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Call for Review: Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)


From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Sep 21, 2012 8:07AM

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Subject: Call for Review: Website Accessibility Conformance
Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:54:53 -0500
From: Shawn Henry < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: WAI Interest Group < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

WAI invites you to comment on the updated Working Draft of Website
Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) at:

WCAG-EM describes an approach for evaluating how websites --
including web applications and websites for mobile devices -- conform
to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It covers
different situations, including self-assessment and third-party
evaluation. It is independent of particular evaluation tools, web
browsers, and assistive technologies.

This draft has proposed content for all sections. Now is a good time
to review it. We are particularly looking for feedback on the
applicability of this methodology in practice and for input on
refining and expanding the guidance provided. Specific questions are
indicated with "Review Note" in the draft.

Please send comments on this draft document to the publicly archived
mailing list:
by *20 October 2012*

WCAG-EM is developed by the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task
Force (Eval TF), a joint task force of the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) and Evaluation and Repair Tools
Working Group (ERT WG). The Eval TF is introduced
It is a supporting resource for WCAG 2.0 and does not replace or
supersede it in any way. For an overview of WCAG,
This work is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project
(IST 287725) described at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>;
It is part of W3C WAI activities on web accessibility evaluation and
testing introduced at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/>;

The first URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The
"dated" version of this draft
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and
Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance
for your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Eric Velleman, Eval TF Facilitator
Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/