Website Accessibility Evaluation
and Testing with WCAG 2

Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI

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WCAG 2.0 Documents

Illustration of the WCAG 2.0 documents described at

WCAG 2.0 Techniques

Techniques Development

Accessibility Support

Support for WCAG 2.0 Techniques depends on aspects including:

Issue: Essentially infinite permutations of data-sets.

Crowd-Sourcing Data?

Exploring crowd-sourcing approaches to develop data repository:

Issue: Non-trivial task to initiate and maintain such a system.

WCAG 2.0 Test Sample

Attempt to collect accessibility support data using "test samples":

Note: Previous work on WCAG 2.0 Test Samples Repository.

W3C/WAI Test Suites

Exploring use of W3C Conformance Test Framework for:

Open Questions

Some of the open questions include:

Website Evaluation

Evaluation and testing throughout the development process is essential. However, there are also use-cases for post-development evaluation of websites:

Evaluation Methodology

Development of a website conformance evaluation methodology:

Note: Website includes web applications, mobile websites, ...

Methodology Design

Some design aspects of the evaluation methodology include:

Get Involved

WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force (Eval TF):

Note: Public Working Draft for your review expected in March.

Evaluation Tools

Planning new work on guidance for evaluation tool developers:

Resource Alignement

Planning alignment with W3C/WAI Evaluation Resource Suite:

Summary and Conclusion

Lots of opportunities for you to get involved!


Some of this work is co-funded through the European Commission (EC) funded WAI-ACT Project (IST 287725)

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Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI