A Proposed Architecture for Large Scale Web Accessibility Assessment

  • Mikael Holmesland Snaprud
  • Nils Ulltveit-Moe
  • Anand Balachandran Pillai
  • Morten Goodwin Olsen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


This paper outlines the architecture of a system designed to demonstrate large scale web accessibility assessment developed in a European research project. The system consists of a set of integrated software components designed to automatically evaluate accessibility metrics for a large number of websites and present results in a common report. The system architecture is designed to be maintainable, scalable, and extensible in order to facilitate further development of the tool. To meet these design criteria within a limited set of resources, an Open Source approach is adopted both for selecting, designing and developing the software.


Software architecture Web accessibility evaluation free/open source software 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikael Holmesland Snaprud
    • 1
  • Nils Ulltveit-Moe
    • 1
  • Anand Balachandran Pillai
    • 2
  • Morten Goodwin Olsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringAgder University CollegeGrimstadNorway
  2. 2.SpikesourceIndia Pvt LtdBangaloreIndia

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