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RE: are there any accessibility testing best practices


From: zara
Date: Aug 22, 2006 10:40AM

> Hi all,
> Are there any best practices followed in accessibility testing area?
> I am curious to know this because so far I have come across best practices
> only for design and development.
> Thanks
> Shri


The Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) may be of some use to you. As their Web site explains, the UWEM is the EU-harmonised assessment methodology for Web accessibility, based on W3C/WAI. UWEM is the result of a joint effort between 23 European organisations working through the Web Accessibility Benchmarking (WAB) Cluster. The aim is to ensure that evaluation tools and methods developed for global monitoring or for local evaluations are compatible and coherent among themselves and with WAI. The UWEM provides an evaluation procedure consisting of a system of principles and practices for expert and automatic evaluation of Web accessibility for humans and machine interfaces.

Unified Web Evaluation Methodology version 1.0 intro page :


(The methodology document itself is only available in pdf for the moment. Hopefully, they will make it available in html soon, as they did for version 0.5.)

Best regards,


Catherine Roy, consultante