Evaluating Conformance to WCAG 2.0: Open Challenges

Alonso Amo, Fernando and Fuertes Castro, José Luis and González Martínez, Angel Lucas and Martínez Normand, Loïc (2010). Evaluating Conformance to WCAG 2.0: Open Challenges. "Lecture Notes in Computer Science", v. 6179/2 ; pp. 417-424. ISSN 0302-9743. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14097-6_67.


Title: Evaluating Conformance to WCAG 2.0: Open Challenges
  • Alonso Amo, Fernando
  • Fuertes Castro, José Luis
  • González Martínez, Angel Lucas
  • Martínez Normand, Loïc
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Date: July 2010
ISSN: 0302-9743
Volume: 6179/2
Freetext Keywords: Web accessibility, Web accessibility evaluation.
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Web accessibility for people with disabilities is a highly visible area of work in the field of ICT accessibility, including many policy activities in several 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. A new version of these guidelines (WCAG 2.0) was published in 2008. In this paper we point out the main challenges that WCAG 2.0 raises for web accessibility evaluators: the concept of "accessibility supported technologies"; success criteria testability; technique and failure openness, and the aggregation of partial results. We conclude the paper with some recommendations for the future.

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Item ID: 7121
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/7121/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:7121
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14097-6_67
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/r5m673n7w25lj314/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 May 2011 12:23
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:16
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