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The BITV self-assessment

The BITV self-assessment is a web-based tool for web developers who want to make sure that the site they are developing complies with the BITV.

On the basis of an online questionniare running through the 49 test steps of the BITV-Test, users can assess the degree of accessibility of the respective site tested.

Completed questionaires can be:

  • displayed and printed;
  • saved and continued at a later time;
  • given a password protection and made accessible to others (such as colleagues or clients).

The questionnaire is based on the BITV-Test procedure. The reliability of results depends on the familiarity with the BITV test steps.The self-assessment cannot replace an independent qualified test carried out by BIK.

There are some differences compared to the BITV-Test:

  • The self-assessment presupposes that the evaluator is familiar with the web site tested. It is therefore deemed unnecessary to define a page sample for testing. All assessments therefore reflect the result for the entire site.
  • Evaluators may use the self-assessment also to test a number of individual pages by creating several separate self-assessment tests.
  • The questionnaire refers to exlanations and procedures also used in the BITV-Test. However, not all of the latter may be relevant for the self-assessment.
  • Like in the BITV-Test, the total score of points makes up the final result, but as there is no page sample, there is no aggregation of ratings aross different pages.
  • The mechanism for marking down the final result due to serious accessibility problems is not included in the self-assessment.