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.

Important note (March 15, 2019): The test procedure has been updated. This content is currently being revised.

On the basis of an online questionniare running through the 60 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 website 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 explanations 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 across different pages.
  • The mechanism for marking down the final result due to serious accessibility problems is not included in the self-assessment.