Web Accessibility Testing: When the Method Is the Culprit

  • Giorgio Brajnik
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11788713_24

Volume 4061 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Brajnik G. (2006) Web Accessibility Testing: When the Method Is the Culprit. In: Miesenberger K., Klaus J., Zagler W.L., Karshmer A.I. (eds) Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4061. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Testing accessibility of a web site is still an art. Lack of appropriate definitions of accessibility and of standard testing methods are some of the reasons why Web accessibility is so difficult to achieve.

The paper describes a heuristic walkthrough method based on barriers; it then discusses how methods like this can be evaluated, and it shows experimental data about validity and usefulness of the method when compared to standards review.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Brajnik
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  1. 1.Dip. di Matematica e InformaticaUniversità di UdineItaly