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Advanced Decision Support Tools for Scalable Web Accessibility Assessments

Objective

WAI-Tools, Advanced Decision Support Tools for Scalable Web Accessibility Assessments, drives innovation with sustainable impact on the entire field of web accessibility evaluation and repair through:
• Building on the on-going international standardisation efforts on web accessibility conformance testing;
• Ensuring consistent accuracy across automated, semi-automated, and manual web accessibility testing;
• Pursuing leading edge technologies for website testing, including dynamic and mobile web applications;
• Leveraging the existing market of commercial, free, and open source web accessibility evaluation tools;
• Demonstrating large-scale web accessibility monitoring built on open standards and open source tools.
WAI-Tools achieves this by carrying out key efforts in the vendor-neutral environment of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WAI-Tools draws together key expertise from industry,public bodies, and research to develop common understanding of web accessibility requirements in exchange with the existing community and networks of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
WAI-Tools is uniquely positioned and qualified to develop authoritative resources that are coordinated and aligned with the on-going European and international efforts on web accessibility standardisation, including W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1,the expected revision of EN 301 549, and upcoming EC definition of mobile requirements and monitoring methodology in light of the EU Directive on web accessibility.
WAI-Tools maximises the impacts while minimising the use of project resources by building on existing open source tools from leading market vendors, rather than investing in teething troubles of less mature tools. WAI-Tools deploys testing tools in existing web accessibility monitoring observatories and integrates these differing national approaches using open data, to demonstrate easier and more cost effective assessment of web accessibility requirements at scale

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 564 648

Participants (7)

SITEIMPROVE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 260 379
Address
Sankt Annae Plads 28
1250 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING ACCESSIBILITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 335 056
Address
Christiaan Krammlaan 2
3571 AX Utrecht
Activity type
Other
DIGITALISERINGSDIREKTORATET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 207 750
Address
Grev Wedels Plass 9
0151 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 23 490
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 249 315
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C1, Piso 3
1749 016 Lisbon
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEQUE RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 310 542,75
Address
Rachmaninoffplantsoen 56
3533 JX Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA PARA A MODERNIZACAO ADMINISTRATIVA IP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 48 631,25
Address
Rua Abranches Ferrao 10 3 G
1600 001 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)