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Re: Final Call for Review: Web Accessibility Metrics Research Report


From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Sep 27, 2012 8:22PM

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Subject: Final Call for Review: Web Accessibility Metrics Research Report
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:08:27 -0500
From: Shawn Henry < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: WAI Interest Group < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

Update: Deadline moved to Friday 5 October.

Note: *RDWG expects this to be the final review period*. Unless there
are significant edits that warrant another public review, it will be
published as a W3C Working Group Note.


Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you
to comment on the First Public Working Draft of the Research Report
on Web Accessibility Metrics, a W3C Working Group Note, available at:

Accessibility metrics can extend the existing WCAG 2.0 conformance
model to provide scores for the accessibility level of websites in
more depth and detail. This Report provides considerations for
validity, reliability, sensitivity, adequacy, and complexity as the
main qualities of measuring web accessibility. The Report is a
consolidated view of the outcomes of the Website Accessibility
Metrics Online Symposium; information about the Symposium is at:

For this Draft, RDWG is looking for feedback on:
* Summaries of the extended abstracts contributed to the online symposium
* Discussion on the state-of-the-art and conclusions drawn in the document
* Related resources that may be useful to the discussion within the document

Please send comments on this draft document to the publicly archived
mailing list
*by 5 October 2012*

RDWG Background:

The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) helps:
- increase accessibility considerations in research on web
technologies, including mainstream research,
- suggest research questions that may contribute to web
accessibility research projects,
- inform development of web accessibility solutions,
- decrease the number of potential barriers in future web-related

RDWG Symposia bring together researchers, practitioners, and users
with disabilities interested in a particular aspect of web
accessibility to advance research and development in that area. The
online Symposia include a panel with the authors of accepted papers,
and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Symposia proceedings, transcript, and a report are available publicly
online afterward.

For more information, see the RDWG FAQ:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/process>;

We welcome your ideas for future RDWG work. Please send comments to
the publicly-archived mailing list:< <EMAIL REMOVED> >

This Symposium is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT
Project (IST 287725) described at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>;

If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra: <EMAIL REMOVED>

Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Simon Harper, RDWG Co-Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, RDWG W3C Staff Contact

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