An educational tool to support the accessibility evaluation process

Christopher Bailey, Elaine Pearson

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a web accessibility knowledge management tool, known as the Accessibility Evaluation Assistant (AEA), designed to assist novice auditors in the process of an accessibility evaluation. The tool is designed primarily for undergraduate and postgraduate computing students with limited knowledge of web accessibility, limited opportunity to study accessibility and limited access to expert reviewers or disabled user groups. The software supports the novice auditor through a series of tailored checks based on a specified user groups, or the specific content features of the website. This process enables the novice auditor to draw more accurate conclusions about the accessibility of individual web sites, and facilitates effective prioritization when conducting fixes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationW4A 2010 - International Cross Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility Raleigh 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2010
Event2010 International Cross Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility - Raleigh, NC, United States
Duration: 26 Apr 201027 Apr 2010

Conference

Conference2010 International Cross Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility
Abbreviated titleW4A 2010
CountryUnited States
CityRaleigh, NC
Period26/04/1027/04/10

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    Bailey, C., & Pearson, E. (2010). An educational tool to support the accessibility evaluation process. In W4A 2010 - International Cross Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility Raleigh 2010 [1806003] https://doi.org/10.1145/1805986.1806003