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Call for Review: Pre-Publication Draft of WCAG-EM - Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology


From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Jan 30, 2014 11:06AM

Greetings, WebAIM:

I thought some on this list might like both to be aware of and
comment on this document. With apologies for any duplication...
cross-posted from the WAI-IG list.


Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

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

After the comments from this review period are addressed, we expect
to publish this as an informative (that is, non-normative) W3C
Working Group Note.

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.

For review:
All sections are updated based on feedback from the previous Draft.
Specific review questions are listed in the Status section and
indicated with "Review Note" in the Draft. We especially encourage
feedback on how to optimize the methodology to make it more clear and

Please send comments to the publicly archived mailing list:
by *28 February 2014*

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 at:
It is a supporting resource for WCAG 2.0 and does not replace or
supersede it in any way. For an overview of WCAG, see
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 is:
The difference between these URIs are explained in Referencing and
Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at:

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)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/