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05. February 18

News from BIK
New WCAG-Test supports the accessibility of websites

The current BIK project ‘BIK für Alle’ (BIK for all) launched a new WCAG-based test procedure. This addition to the established BITV-Test procedure brings the test in line with the international standard for web accessibility, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The existing BITV-Test checkpoints have also been further developed to cover recent developments in web technologies. After an evaluation phase, the new test procedure is now available, both as a free self-assessment tool and as an expert test procedure.   [more] zu: News from BIK - New WCAG-Test supports the accessibility of websites

 

18. January 17

News from DIAS
New EU-project launched: COMPARE

COMPARE stands for Comparing peer accessibility ratings in evaluation. It is an Erasmus Strategic Partnership between DIAS (Germany), Funka (Sweden) and BrailleNet (France).   [more] zu: News from DIAS - New EU-project launched: COMPARE

 

23. April 15

News from BIK
New project „BIK for all“ launched

Since 2002, the aim of the BIK projects has been to improve the accessibility of web and intranet sites. BIK for all is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Employment and Social Affairs and runs from 01/2015 to 12/2018.   [more] zu: News from BIK - New project „BIK for all“ launched

 

20. August 11

Interpreting WCAG 2.0
Text resizing: Why page zoom is not good enough - or is it? (update September 2014)

What do you need to do to ensure that users can resize the text on your web page? A quick look at WCAG's "How to meet 1.4.4 (Resize Text)" suggests that relying on browsers' page zoom is sufficient. So far, failure F69 has given us reason also to require text-only resizing to work. Now WCAG WG has announced an overhaul of F69.   [more] zu: Interpreting WCAG 2.0 - Text resizing: Why page zoom is not good enough - or is it? (update September 2014)

 

08. July 11

Interpreting WCAG 2.0
Does a 'talking head' video need captions?

When videos of ‘talking heads’ (like news reporters or politicians) are posted on websites conforming to WCAG 2.0, do they always require captions?   [more] zu: Interpreting WCAG 2.0 - Does a 'talking head' video need captions?

 

17. June 11

Test development
Mapping WCAG techniques to German WCAG-Test (BITV-Test) now complete

The mapping excercise between tests in WCAG 2.0 techniques and the new BITV-Test (to all intents and purposes, a German WCAG test) has now been completed.   [more] zu: Test development - Mapping WCAG techniques to German WCAG-Test (BITV-Test) now complete

 

06. December 10

Test development
Mapping tests in WCAG 2.0 Techniques and Failures onto the WCAG-Test

WCAG 2.0 has hundreds of Techniques and Failures. Many contain at their end Tests with a single step-by-step Procedure and Expected Results. To make sure that BIK's WCAG-Test (under preparation) can claim equivalence to the tests in WCAG 2.0 Techniques and Failures, a mapping excercise is currently being conducted.   [more] zu: Test development - Mapping tests in WCAG 2.0 Techniques and Failures onto the WCAG-Test

 

12. April 10

Testing methodologies
A snapshot review of web accessibility testing approaches in Europe (update 1 June 2010)

What is the current state of web accessibility testing approaches applied across Europe? We sent seventeen questions to a number of organisations running accessibility tests. Here are their replies.   [more] zu: Testing methodologies - A snapshot review of web accessibility testing approaches in Europe (update 1 June 2010)

 

04. February 10

Test development
Web accessibility evaluation: The BITV-Test in the international and European context

How does the German BITV-Test compare to other accessibility evaluation approaches in Europe? Extended notes of a talk given at the European Blind Union Technical Group Meeting, Leipzig, 26. 09. 2009   [more] zu: Test development - Web accessibility evaluation: The BITV-Test in the international and European context