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Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - Cooperation Framework for Guidance on Advanced Technologies, Evaluation Methodologies, and Research Agenda Setting to Support eAccessibility

Project description

ICT for smart and personalised inclusion

Regarding web accessibility there is a need for expanded European and international cooperation on the development of solutions for people with disabilities; for consensus-based, authoritative technical guidance to accelerate implementation of advanced technologies; for internationally harmonised evaluation methodologies; and for supporting coordination of research agenda on eAccessibility. WAI-ACT will address these challenges through development of a framework for open, expanded cooperation among European and international stakeholders, technical guidance on advanced web technologies; an evaluation methodology for web accessibility; and a research agenda for eAccessibility. Technical guidance will include a repository of information on accessibility support in web technologies, application notes on authoring accessible web page components, and code samples for web applications. WAI-ACT will result in: expanded cooperation on the development of accessibility solutions; authoritative accessibility guidance on advanced web technologies; harmonised methodologies for evaluating accessibility of websites; common visions for a coordinated eAccessibility research agenda. WAI-ACT will be lead and will build upon the strengths of the existing World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) cooperation mechanisms to facilitate strategic European and international participation throughout the project. WAI-ACT will also seek active exchange with relevant networks in Europe such as eAccess+, and with standardisation activities such as EC Mandate M/376. 

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/web development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/world wide web/web accessibility

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 704 734
Administrative Contact
Shadi Abou Zahra (Mr.)

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 95 444
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Klaus Miesenberger (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 449
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sidonie Holborn-Hanßen (Ms.)
STICHTING ACCESSIBILITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 105 373
Address
Christiaan Krammlaan 2
3571 AX Utrecht
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eric Velleman (Dr.)