Deliverables and news of the European WAB Cluster
Deliverables from the Web Accessibility Benchmarking Cluster:
- Unified Web Evaluation Methodology version 1.2
(Last stable version)
- Unified Web Evaluation Methodology version 1.1 (Archive)
- Unified Web Evaluation Methodology version 1.0 (Archive)
- Unified Web Evaluation Methodology version 0.5 (Archive)
If you want to participate in the work of the Wab Cluster, please contact us. If you want to get involved in the making of web standards in general, please get involved in W3C activities and working groups. Visit the W3C Web Accessibility Homepage for more information. For more information about the Wab Cluster visit the project websites.
Please also check out the deliverables of the three projects in the WAB Cluster. For example within the Support EAM project a deliverable is the CEN Workshop Agreement (No. 15554) on "Specifications for a Web Accessibility Conformity Assessment Scheme and a Web Accessibility Quality Mark". The CEN Agreement can be found on the CEN website. Download is free.
December 12, 2007 (Utrecht, Netherlands) UWEM 1.2 final version will be online this month. We received over 200 comments. Check out these pages...
September 7, 2007 (Utrecht, Netherlands) Request for public review. Yesterday, the Wab Cluster launched the Unified Web Evaluation Guidelines version 1.2 for public review. We invited you to take part in this review, and highly appreciate your contribution. Go to the UWEM1.2 introduction page for download of the documents and commentsform...
July 7, 2007 (Utrecht, Netherlands) Request for public review. Yesterday, the Wab Cluster launched the Unified Web Evaluation Guidelines version 1.1 for public review. We invited you to take part in this review, and highly appreciate your contribution. Go to the UWEM1.1 introduction page for download of the documents and commentsform...
July 6, 2007 (Utrecht, Netherlands) UWEM1.1 is available for download for public review. The document is available in different formats. The deadline for public review comments is on the 1st of August 2007. Go to the UWEM1.1 introduction page for the documents and commentsform...
December 22, 2006 (Zeist, Netherlands) EC hosted the Exploratory Workshop on Evaluating and Reporting Accessibility of Web-sites in order to compare state of the art leading European governmental initiatives in the field of web accessibility with the work of the EC supported research cluster. The Workshop offered an overview of important state of the art work in evaluationtools for online content in Europe...
November 2, 2006 (Zeist, Netherlands) the French organisation Braillenet.org has released the French translation of UWEM1.0 and a mapping to the existing Accessiweb label guidelines (already conformant with WCAG). They will use UWEM for their evaluations. A Spanish translation is underway.
September 1, 2006 (Zeist, Netherlands) The UWEM1.0 forum is open for discussion and questions about the Unified Web Evaluation Methodology. The methodology is available for download. Also go to the UWEM1.0 introduction page for a press release message...
July 5, 2006 (Brussels, Belgium) Press release: A Unified Web Evaluation Methodology to evaluate web accessibility across Europe. The Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) is developed to ensure that large scale monitoring and local evaluation are harmonised, compatible and coherent among themselves and with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines from W3C/WAI.
July 5, 2006 (Brussels, Belgium) New release of the Unified Web Evaluation Methodology. Today a new version of the UWEM has been released. Version 1 offers clarification of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and a harmonised method to evaluate websites. Please visit the UWEM1.0 introduction page for more information and download of the document
February 8, 2006 (Brussels, Belgium) The deadline for public comments on the Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) has been extended to February 28th 2006. Please use one of the channels we prepared for comments and that can be found through the UWEM0.5 introduction page
October 14, 2005 (Zeist, Netherlands): UWEM0.5 online
The Unified Web Evaluation Methodology version 0.5 (draft for evaluation by projects and public) is now available. Please visit the UWEM introduction page. In the coming time we will add different services for review and comments including a mailing list, FAQ section and a questionnaire. Discussion about this is also possible in the EDEAN Benchmarking Special Interest Group.
April 7, 2005 (Paris , France): Policies online
Within the WAB Cluster, the project Support EAM has produced an overview of the policies in Europe regarding Web Accessibility. This document has been worked on with great care and it will be used in the WAB Cluster when working on the Unified Web Evaluation Methodology to ensure an optimal relation to existing policies, legislation and other related work. The document will also be used as input for W3C/WAI work. We hope this overview can also help you. If you see errors or omissions in the document, please contact the Support EAM project.
Survey by three projects
The projects BenToWeb, EIAO and Support EAM have issued surveys to help them improve and lead the work they are doing. Please have a look at the following pages and help us find the solutions to help the European harmonization and testing for accessibility.
The EIAO survey
The Support-EAM survey (closed 14th March)