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Benchmarking Tools and Methods for the Web (BenToWeb)

Principal researcher

Name: Christope Strobbe

Contact details: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Departement lektrotechniek-ESAT, SCD - Onderzoeksgroep Document Architecturen, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, 3001 Leuven-Heverlee, Belgium.
Tel: +32 16 32 85 51; Fax: +32 16 32 85 39
Email: christope.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be

Website: www.docarch.be/

Project details

Start date: 01/09/2004
End date: 31/08/2007

Description: BenToWeb aims to support the European public and private sector to implement the recommendations of the eEurope 2005 Action Plan by providing benchmarking tools that support the accessibility recommendations of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The objectives are: To develop and assess test suites for benchmarking of Evaluation and Repair tools for Web accessibility. Support WAI in the improvement of the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) and the activities of the Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group to be able to cope with large scale evaluations and complex statistical analysis. To support WAI in the development of the second generation of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by providing implementations and testing methodologies for selected technologies, more specifically: XHTML 1.0, CSS, SVG, XForms and XHTML 2.0.. To enhance existing usability standards and methodologies to include accessibility. To produce Open Source frameworks and APIs for evaluation and repair tools that will allow end users to produce customisable testing procedures and to produce complementary tests. To support harmonisation efforts of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with national and international standardisation bodies. To support harmonisation of testing methodologies, especially for large-scale Web sites and new mobile applications. To investigate the feasibility of automatic testing procedures that include issues like colour contrast, colour blindness and low vision. To include modern language technology from Computer linguistics for controlling syntactic-semantic properties of documents as required by given guidelines.

Other organisations involved in this project

Last updated: 20/03/2010