A tool to support the web accessibility evaluation process for novices

Elaine Pearson, Chrstopher Bailey, Steve Green

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    Abstract

    The Accessibility Evaluation Assistant (AEA) is designed to assist novice auditors in the process of an accessibility evaluation of websites. The tool has been incorporated into an undergraduate computing module in Accessibility and Adaptive Technologies. It takes a structured walkthrough approach to guide the novice through a series of checks for established web accessibility principles with the goal of conducting a comprehensive accessibility evaluation. An initial evaluation of the AEA with 38 students confirms its potential for supporting the development of skills in auditing of websites for accessibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationITiCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 16th annual conference on innovation and technology in computer science
    PublisherACM
    Pages28-32
    ISBN (Print)9781450308878
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event16th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science - Darmstadt, Germany
    Duration: 27 Jun 201129 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 16

    Conference

    Conference16th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science
    CountryGermany
    CityDarmstadt
    Period27/06/1129/06/11

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    Pearson, E., Bailey, C., & Green, S. (2011). A tool to support the web accessibility evaluation process for novices. In ITiCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 16th annual conference on innovation and technology in computer science (pp. 28-32). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1999747.1999758