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UWEM version 0.5

What is UWEM0.5
UWEM0.5 is the draft for a EU-harmonised assessment methodology for Web accessibility, based on W3C/WAI and to be synchronised with the foreseen migration from WCAG1.0 to WCAG2.0. The aim is to ensure that evaluation tools and methods developed for global monitoring or for local evaluation, are compatible and coherent among themselves (and with WAI). Other aim is the provision of a strong European feedback and contribution to WAI and others for future guidelines or versions of guidelines.

Who is the WAB cluster
The WAB Cluster consists of 24 European partners inside three European projects called BenToWeb, SEAM and EIAO.

Who is supposed to review the document
UWEM 0.5 will be extensively evaluated in the next phase of the WAB Cluster by the projects and partners. This wil include user-, expert and (semi-) automated testing of the assessment methodology. This phase also includes a phase for public comments, evaluation and discussion.

Why is it limited to priority 1 guidelines
Currently the UWEM is limited to priority 1 guidelines, but in the coming phase of the Cluster, priority 2 guidelines will be added. The methodology covers evaluations of one Web page, an entire site (irrespective of size), or multiple sites, a method for sampling, clarifications of the checkpoints, user testing protocols and information necessary for interpretation and integration/aggregation of results.

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