Following the WCAG 2.0 Techniques: Experiences from designing a WCAG 2.0 checking tool

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Title: Following the WCAG 2.0 Techniques: Experiences from designing a WCAG 2.0 checking tool.
Author(s): Annika Nietzio, Mandana Eibegger, Morten Goodwin, and Mikael Snaprud.
Published date: July 2012.
Published at: International Conference on Computers Helping People with special Needs 2012

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 Suficient 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.

The author of this document is:
Morten Goodwin
E-mail address is:
morten.goodwin circle-a uia.no
Phone is:
+47 95 24 86 79