OASES: Online Accessibility Self Evaluation Service – A Web-Based Tool for Education Institutions to Self-Assess the Accessibility of Their Practice

  • Simon Ball
  • Alistair McNaught
  • Sue Watson
  • Andrew Chandler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)


The JISC TechDis service identified a need to move institutions forward in their accessibility ‘maturity’. An ‘Accessibility Maturity Model’ was developed to highlight the stages of development that different institutions were exhibiting. In order to move institutions forward an Online Accessibility Self Evaluation Service (OASES) was created. OASES allows key managers in education institutions to evaluate their own practice, and to benchmark that practice against the anonymised results of their peers. This information can then be used to affect institutional policy and strategy to move their institution to a higher degree of ‘accessibility maturity’.


Online accessibility inclusion self-evaluation benchmarking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Ball
    • 1
  • Alistair McNaught
    • 1
  • Sue Watson
    • 1
  • Andrew Chandler
    • 1
  1. 1.JISC TechDis ServiceHigher Education Academy BuildingYorkU.K.

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