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60 website evaluation and testing with wcag 2

  1. 1. Web Accessibility Guidance,Evaluation Methodologies, andResearch ExplorationsShadi Abou-ZahraW3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)http://w3.org/People/shadi/ Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  2. 2. WAI-ACT ProjectWeb Accessibility Initiative - Cooperation Frameworkfor Guidance on Advanced Technologies, EvaluationMethodologies, and Research Agenda Setting toSupport eAccessibility (WAI-ACT) – FP7 SSA: • W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C/WAI) • Stiching Bartimeus Accessibility (SBA) • FIT Web Compliance Center (Fraunhofer) • Johannes Keppler University (JKU) Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  3. 3. Project ObjectivesWAI-ACT builds on and extends WAI processes toaddress the following needs: • Expanded cooperation in web accessibility • Authoritative guidance on implementation • Harmonized evaluation methodologies • Coordinated research and development Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  4. 4. Expanded CooperationExpanded cooperation in Europe and internationallyon the development of accessibility solutions: • Open Cooperation Forum • Open Collaboration Platform • Outreach to stakeholders Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  5. 5. Authoritative GuidanceAuthoritative guidance on the implementation ofaccessibility in advanced web technologies: • Accessibility Support Database • WCAG 2.0 Application Notes • W3C Workshop on WCAG2 adoption • Guidance for policy makers Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  6. 6. Harmonized MethodsInternationally harmonized methodologies to supportevaluation of websites for accessibility: • Website Conformance Evaluation Methodology • Techniques for accessibility evaluation tools • Guidance on finding and using evaluation tools • Interactive guide for web accessibility evaluators Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  7. 7. Research CoordinationCommon visions and contribution to a coordinatedeAccessibility research agenda: • Documenting eAccessibility research topics • Exploration of eAccessibility research topics Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  8. 8. Project HighlightsGet involved in current and upcoming activities: • Accessibility Support Database (infrastructure) • WCAG 2.0 Application Notes • W3C Workshop on WCAG2 adoption • Website Conformance Evaluation Methodology • Documenting eAccessibility research topics • Exploration of eAccessibility research topics Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  9. 9. Accessibility SupportGoal: To provide a public repository of informationon accessibility support in web technologies • Collecting information using a test harness • Public contribution of test data and reviews • Strong focus on advanced web technologiesStatus: Infrastructure in active development Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  10. 10. Application NotesGoal: To provide authoritative guidance to supportweb accessibility implementators • Address most frequent accessibility barriers • Address use of advanced web technologies • Address optimizations for specific contextsStatus: Active discussions and planning in theEducation and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  11. 11. Workshop on AdoptionGoal: To hold a W3C Workshop on Referencing andAdopting WCAG 2.0 in Practice • Collect, discuss, and disseminate best practices • International participation of key stakeholders • Guidance on avoiding standards fragmentationStatus: Exploring potential venues Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  12. 12. Website EvaluationGoal: To develop and internationally harmonizedwebsite accessibility evaluation methodology • Selecting representative web page samples • Guidance on evaluating samples using WCAG2 • Approach for aggregating evaluation resultsStatus: Active development in the WCAG 2.0Evaluation Methodology Task Force (Eval TF) Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  13. 13. Research TopicsGoal: To develop and annotated catalogue ofeAccessibility research topics and resources • Public wiki tool to document research topics • Vetting by group of international researchers • Used to inform the group but also the publicStatus: Active development in the Research andDevelopment Working Group (RDWG) Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  14. 14. Research ExplorationsGoal: To hold regular teleconference seminars toexplore eAccessibility research topics • First topics: Website Accessibility Metrics • Online symposium on 5 December 2011 • Proceedings, transcription, and summary • W3C Group Note as consolidated outputStatus: Agenda, registration, and logistics availableon the symposium website Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)
  15. 15. Thank YouShadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAIActivity Lead, WAI International Program Officehttp://w3.org/People/shadi/shadi@w3.orgGet information and get involved:http://w3.org/WAI/ACT/ Copyright © 2011 W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio)

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