Large Scale Web Accessibility Evaluation - A European Perspective

  • Mikael Snaprud
  • Agata Sawicka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4556)


The 2002 eEurope Action Plan advocated adoption of the WAI Content Guidelines in public EU web sites. Many of the European countries have performed web accessibility evaluations. Most of the evaluations are based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines from W3C/WAI. Still, a range of different evaluation methodologies and scoring schemes are deployed across the member states. This makes it hard to compare the web accessibility status between the different EU countries. The European Accessibility Internet Observatory aims to addresses this problem. The Observatory will produce automated, large scale web accessibility measurements based on which a range of monthly benchmarks will be produced and published online. In this way, the benchmarks should provide a useful input to the eAccessibility and eInclusion policy making.


web accessibility benchmarking large scale evaluation eInclusion policy development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikael Snaprud
    • 1
  • Agata Sawicka
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Agder University College, NO-4876Norway

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