Functional accessibility testing using best practices

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Abstract

The problem with many automated web accessibility testing tools is that they assume a repair oriented approach to web accessibility. The functional web accessibility approach is based on best practices design approach to creating web resources. The best practices build upon the use of web standards to increase developer acceptance, since developers benefit from the design efficiencies of web standards while they build highly accessible websites based on best practices coding techniques. Automated testing tools can be used to look for the best practices coding patterns to verify accessibility. The best practices are essentially effective techniques to implement web accessibility standards like Section 508 or guidelines like the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationAddressing Diversity - 5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages506-514
Number of pages9
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume5614 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/19/097/24/09

Keywords

  • Automated testing
  • Best practices
  • Disability
  • Html
  • Section 508
  • Wcag
  • Web accessibility
  • Web content accessibility guidelines
  • Xhtml

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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