The Support-EAM Project: Status and Prospects?

Dr. Barry McMullin

Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE) Dublin City University

Web Accessibility Quality Marks in Europe
Dublin, Aug 31 2005
[Presentation also available in PDF Format.]


Support-EAM Project: Supporting the Creation of an e-accessibility Mark.


Contents



Why is Web Accessibility an Issue?

Impact of the Web on People with Disabilities

Guidelines for Accessibility

W3C: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

WCAG 1.0 Checkpoint Priorities

Priority 1:
A Web content developer must satisfy this checkpoint. Otherwise, one or more groups will find it impossible to access information in the document. Satisfying this checkpoint is a basic requirement for some groups to be able to use Web documents.
Priority 2:
A Web content developer should satisfy this checkpoint. Otherwise, one or more groups will find it difficult to access information in the document. Satisfying this checkpoint will remove significant barriers to accessing Web documents.
Priority 3:
A Web content developer may address this checkpoint. Otherwise, one or more groups will find it somewhat difficult to access information in the document. Satisfying this checkpoint will improve access to Web documents.

An aesthetic aside...

("Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it," said the Philosopher.)

WCAG 1.0 Statistics

WCAG 1.0 Conformance Levels (1)

WCAG 1.0 Conformance Levels (2)

WCAG 1.0 Conformance Claims

The view from Brussels? (1)

The view from Brussels? (2)

The view from Brussels? (3)

The view from Brussels? (4)

The view from Brussels? (5)

Reality Bites: Large Scale Surveying

Key Results: WCAG-A Failure Rates

Ireland 94.0%
UK 94.5%
Germany 95.6%
France 98.6%

Key Results: WCAG-AA Failure Rates

UK 99%
Ireland 100%
Germany 100%
France 100%

Pervasive Defects

Tower of Accessibility Babel?

Where does S-EAM fit in?

UWEM (1)

UWEM (2)

Framework for Accreditation and Certification

Thanks...

So Finally: Who cares...

If anybody asks me what the Internet means to me, I will tell him without hesitation: To me (a quadriplegic) the Internet occupies the most important part in my life. It is my feet that can take me to any part of the world; it is my hands which help me to accomplish my work; it is my best friend--it gives my life meaning.

- Dr. ZhangXu

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