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Accreditation Methods

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Page author(s): VConway | Vivienne Conway

Other contact(s): Máté Pataki


Accreditation, Accessibility, Certification


There has been discussion about how accessible websites are accredited. Some methods involve an external accreditation groups, using the W3C WCAG 2.0 certificate, and self-accreditation schemes.


Does the fact that a website accreditation necessarily guarantee that a website is accessible? This is probably not the case. We should look at which accreditation schemes are most reliable, and how often a website should be re-evaluated. There is also the problem that websites are evaluated on a page by page basis. Some websites are mostly WCAG 2.0 A compliant, with a number of the pages being at a greater or lesser level of compliance. Information currently states that this website is therefore compliant only to the lowest page level.


  • Which accreditation schemes are most effective?
  • Is the W3C certificate being misused? If so, how can this be monitored?
  • Are there valid external accreditation schemes, and how are they monitored?
  • How often should a website be re-evaluated?


"New EU legal framework for accreditation"

"Europa : Web Accessibility Policy"

"WebAIM: Accessible Site Certification"

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