As part of W3C's SWAD-Europe project, I supervised a project to
implement EARL (an RDF vocabulary for describing conformance, in this
case to accessibility requirements) in an open-source accessibility
testing tool. The idea was that havng a record of what has been
assessed and what the results were could be used to reduce unnecessary
duplication of work.
It worked out pretty nicely - the integration in the code was tested
using an interface for recording the appropriateness of text
alternatives. Where these had been tested already the program didn't
ask for a reassessment. (In a more advanced version of such software
the option would still available, and there would be functionality to
manage different levels of trust in different evaluators).
The tool is called WAINU and has been under development by the Rainbow
group at ESSI in France.
On Friday, Jun 6, 2003, at 22:53 Europe/Zurich, Liddy Nevile wrote:
> As we approach the next face-to-face workshop on accessibility at DC
> 2003, I'd like to hear from people who have worked on metadata in this
> context and have either requirements, or solutions, to share.
> Please contribute freely - it is time we were able to reach consensus
> about how this should be handled and it'd be good if we could do that
> at DC 2003. Half-baked ideas or issues will be welcomed too.