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Template for Accessibility Evaluation Reports

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This document presents a recommended format for communicating results of the evaluation of Web site accessibility according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0. A consistent and comprehensive evaluation report format can help ensure effective evaluations as well as accurate comparisons of accessibility levels over time and between different Web sites.

Suggested items in the report format may vary depending the context. Words in brackets [...] are intended to be filled in with information from the actual review. Related documents describing the evaluation method, and organization of review teams, are listed in the References section below.


summary - background - web site - reviewer(s) - review process - results & actions - references - appendices

1. Executive Summary

This report describes the conformance of the _______ Web site with W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0. The review process is described in Section 5 below and is based on the W3C's Conformance Evaluation method as described in Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility.

Based on this evaluation, the ________ Web site [meets/ does not meet/ is close to meeting] WCAG 1.0, Conformance Level Double A. Detailed review results are available in Section 6 below. Resources for follow-up study are listed in Section 7 below. Feedback on this evaluation is welcome.

2. Background about Evaluation

Conformance evaluation of Web accessibility requires a combination of semi-automated evaluation tools and manual evaluation by an experienced reviewer. The evaluation results in this report are based on evaluation conducted on the following date(s): _______. The Web site may have changed since that time. Additional information on the evaluation process is available in Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility.

3. Web Site Reviewed

4. Reviewer(s)

5. Review Process

6. Results and Recommended Actions

7. References

8. Appendices

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