Following the WCAG 2.0 Techniques: Experiences from Designing a WCAG 2.0 Checking Tool

  • Annika Nietzio
  • Mandana Eibegger
  • Morten Goodwin
  • Mikael Snaprud
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31522-0_63

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7382)
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Nietzio A., Eibegger M., Goodwin M., Snaprud M. (2012) Following the WCAG 2.0 Techniques: Experiences from Designing a WCAG 2.0 Checking Tool. In: Miesenberger K., Karshmer A., Penaz P., Zagler W. (eds) Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7382. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper presents a conceptual analysis of how the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and its accompanying documents can be used as a basis for the implementation of an automatic checking tool and the definition of a web accessibility metric. There are two major issues that need to be resolved to derive valid and reliable conclusions from the output of individual tests. First, the relationship of Sufficient Techniques and Common Failures has to be taken into account. Second, the logical combination of the techniques related to a Success Criterion must be represented in the results.

The eGovMon project has a lot of experience in specifying and implementing tools for automatic checking of web accessibility. The project is based on the belief that web accessibility evaluation is not an end in itself. Its purpose is to promote web accessibility and initiate improvements.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annika Nietzio
    • 1
  • Mandana Eibegger
    • 2
  • Morten Goodwin
    • 2
  • Mikael Snaprud
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut Technologie und Behinderung (FTB), der Evangelischen Stiftung VolmarsteinWetter (Ruhr)Germany
  2. 2.Tingtun ASLillesandNorway
  3. 3.University of AgderGrimstadNorway

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