Evaluating Cognitive Web Accessibility With WAVE

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Vincenzo Rubano
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In this guide from WebAIM, you can read some very useful guidelines you can leverage to evaluate the accessibility of your content for people with cognitive disabilities or learning difficulties. These guidelines are organized into a checklist, and are broken down into different general areas you need to check manually.

Unfortunately, evaluating cognitive web accessibility is particularly difficult because it is very difficult to measure cognitive load, consistency, and other non-quantitative elements that can have a tremendous impact on it. The WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool)), an automated accessibility testing tool available in various forms, can help you evaluate cognitive web accessibility by “highlighting” in a web page elements and aspects you should check carefully.

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