Toward a Combined Method for Evaluation of Web Accessibility
Patricia Acosta-Vargas, Sergio Luján-Mora, Tania Acosta, Luis Salvador-Ullauri
Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (ICITS 2018), p. 602-613, Libertad (Ecuador), January 11-13 2018. ISBN: 978-3-319-73450-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73450-7_57
(ICITS'18g) Congreso internacional / International conference
This study describes the problems of web accessibility, especially for people with disabilities, as external conditions can distort user behavior and limit the data that can be obtained. Several studies recommend combining some methods with each other to achieve better results. This article proposes a combined approach, with the application of automatic and heuristic tools to make websites more accessible. In this study, we apply the Web Site Accessibility Assessment Methodology (WCAG-EM) considered in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). From the results, we conclude that most tested websites can achieve an acceptable level of compliance. We propose that future work can focus on optimizing this combined approach, also this study can serve as a guide to help develop more inclusive websites.