Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group Teleconference

25 May 2011


See also: IRC log


Shadi, CarlosV, Philip, CarlosI, Emmanuelle
Rui, Kostas



<shadi> http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/timeline#publications

SAZ: reviewing the state of documents in the REC track

EARL 1.0 Last Call comments

<shadi> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-earl10-comments/2011May/

SAZ: dedicated mailing list for EARL documents comments
... lots of comments from Sean
... some quite dense
... several relate to each other
... some look worse than they really are
... please have a look at them
... and use this opportunity to review also each other's work
... check you all are on the comments mailing list
... if not please subscribe yourself

WAI evaluation and testing activities

<shadi> http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/

SAZ: new page describing testing and evaluation activities along several groups
... there is founding for testing infrastructure
... HTML5 need testing stuff
... instead creating just new testing specific infrastructure for them
... new project to develope common testing infrastructure at W3C
... input from different WGs for that work
... will make sure that at least the system address WAI guidelines needs

<shadi> http://www.w3.org/wiki/Testing/

<shadi> http://www.w3.org/wiki/Testing/Requirements

SAZ: wiki home for the W3C testing effort
... now going from requirements to implementation

<shadi> http://www.w3.org/2011/05/testing-ig-charter.html

SAZ: current draft charter for activity
... some test will be automatic (e.g. for HTML5)
... other will need manual intervention (e.g. WCAG)
... work on TSDTF originated from BenToWeb project
... workflow for test review was developed
... didn't have resources and infrastructure to get the test development finalised
... the new infrastructures will be a good opportunity to revive that work
... ATAG and UAAG will also create tests
... ATAG in a more mature stage
... WAI-ARIA currently in CR
... really active group
... will also work on tests
... Accessibility Support Database
... use the core test samples developed
... run them through different tools and user agents
... to look for their accessibility support
... how well assistive technology implement the sufficient techniques
... WCAG 2.0 evaluation methodologie
... WCAG 2.0 is a bit different
... not just about test samples
... it needs a whole methodologie for the testing process
... supporting evaluation resources
... also need more educational resources for testing and evaluation
... will be mainly through the EOWG

WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force (Eval TF)

<shadi> http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/eval-tf

SAZ: good opportunity to harmonize along Europe
... but W3C would also like to harmonize globally
... draft timeline to try to get it as quicker as possible
... new participants are welcome
... please have a look at the work statement to approve or comment it
... new subgroup to work on this particular issue

SAZ: would probably be an intense WG due to the timeline and efforts
... will also have opportunities to comment on drafts if you can't participate

CV: many things happening on testing in different places
... how much communication?

SAZ: may expect also external participation or input from other testing communities
... don't think this work is the place for developing something like the test description language

EGR: very excited with the new activity

SAZ: please have a deep look at it and will be back to you in a week or two

Upcoming meeting schedule

<shadi> http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/timeline#meeting

SAZ: next meeting 1st June

Summary of Action Items

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