Teaching Web Accessibility with “Contramano” and Hera

  • Carlos Benavídez
  • José L. Fuertes
  • Emmanuelle Gutiérrez
  • Loïc Martínez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


There is a need for training in design for all both at universities and in organisations, particularly as regards accessible web design. In this paper we present the experiences of the Sidar Foundation and the Technical University of Madrid in teaching web accessibility, focusing on the use of two key materials. The first one is Contramano, a fictitious web site designed to fail every accessibility checkpoint. It can be used to give examples of bad practices or as a basis for short exercises focused on specific checkpoints. The second material is the HERA tool, an on-line evaluation tool that has been designed to assist the manual evaluation of web accessibility. The paper will present the experience of using these materials in both higher education and other courses.


Manual Evaluation Presentation Style Alternative Text Accessibility Barrier Sidar Foundation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Benavídez
    • 1
  • José L. Fuertes
    • 2
  • Emmanuelle Gutiérrez
    • 1
  • Loïc Martínez
    • 2
  1. 1.Sidar FoundationSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Politécnica de MadridSpain

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