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On the testability of WCAG 2.0 for beginners
Año:2010
Áreas de investigación
  • Ciencias de la computación y tecnología informática,
  • Informática
Datos
Descripción
Web accessibility for people with disabilities is a highly visible area of research in the field of ICT accessibility, including many policy activities across many countries. The commonly accepted guidelines for web accessibility (WCAG 1.0) were published in 1999 and have been extensively used by designers, evaluators and legislators. W3C-WAI published a new version of these guidelines (WCAG 2.0) in December 2008. One of the main goals of WCAG 2.0 was testability, that is, WCAG 2.0 should be either machine testable or reliably human testable. In this paper we present an educational experiment performed during an intensive web accessibility course. The goal of the experiment was to assess the testability of the 25 level-A success criteria of WCAG 2.0 by beginners. To do this, the students had to manually evaluate the accessibility of the same web page. The result was that only eight success criteria could be considered to be reliably human testable when evaluators were beginners. We also compare our experiment with a similar study published recently. Our work is not a conclusive experiment, but it does suggest some parts of WCAG 2.0 to which special attention should be paid when training accessibility evaluators.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
2010 International Cross Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A)
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Raleigh (USA)
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-1-4503-0045-2
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
26/04/2010
Fecha fin congreso
27/04/2010
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Título de las actas
Proceedings of 2010 International Cross Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A)
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Participantes
  • Autor: Fernando Alonso Amo (UPM)
  • Autor: Angel Lucas Gonzalez Martinez (UPM)
  • Autor: Loic Antonio Martinez Normand (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Luis Fuertes Castro (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Tecnología Informática y de las Comunicaciones: CETTICO
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