Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0

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Vincenzo Rubano
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Being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0 is a document that provides guidance on evaluating how well websites conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). It describes a procedure to evaluate websites accessibility, including considerations to guide evaluators during the process; it does not replace (nor overlaps in any way!) with WCAG success criteria.

The described methodology is intended for people who are experienced in evaluating accessibility using WCAG, and provides guidance on good practice about:

  • defining the evaluation scope;
  • exploring the target website;
  • selecting representative samples from websites where it is not feasible to evaluate all content;
  • auditing accessibility of the selected samples;
  • reporting the evaluation findings.

The proposed methodology can be used to evaluate any type of web content (whatever way it is generated) and monitor their level of accessibility. As the evaluation methodology does not specify particular web technologies, evaluation tools, web browsers, assistive technologies, or other software to use in the process, it is suitable for use in a wide variety of accessibility evaluation contexts.

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