A Tool to Help Human Judgement of Web Page AccessibilityBy Kasday, Leonard, PhD; RESNA 2000: Technology for the New Millenium, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 116-118
Publication Date: June/July 2000
Paper describing the Web Accessibility Versatile Evaluator (WAVE), which is a tool to help judge if a Web page is accessible. The WAVE allows users to view content made available through the use of a screen reader by people who are blind or have low vision. This includes alerts to audio material requiring transcripts of captioning for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The person checking the Web pages' accessibility with the WAVE can assess if the page is in accordance to the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative. The guidelines include requirements that information not accessible to people with disabilities be presented in alternate, accessible forms, and that navigation is possible with alternate input devices. Automatic checking has been used to test Web page accessibility, but the author contends that human judgment is required in order to have truly accurate feedback.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O13633