Evaluating web site accessibility: validating the WAI guidelines through usability testing with disabled users

@inproceedings{Rmen2008EvaluatingWS,
  title={Evaluating web site accessibility: validating the WAI guidelines through usability testing with disabled users},
  author={Dagfinn R\omen and Dag Svan{\ae}s},
  booktitle={NordiCHI},
  year={2008}
}
The purpose of the reported study has been to validate empirically the usefulness of using the WAI accessibility guidelines WCAG 1.0 as a heuristic for website accessibility. Through controlled usability tests of two websites with disabled users (N=7) and a control group (N=6) we found that only 27% of the identified website accessibility problems could have been identified through the use of WCAG. We conclude from this that in its current version, the application of WCAG alone is not… CONTINUE READING
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