Call for Review: Web Accessibility Metrics Research Report

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you to comment on the First Public Working Draft of the Research Report on Web Accessibility Metrics, a W3C Working Group Note, available at:

Accessibility metrics can extend the existing WCAG 2.0 conformance model to provide scores for the accessibility level of websites in more depth and detail. This Report provides considerations for validity, reliability, sensitivity, adequacy, and complexity as the main qualities of measuring web accessibility. The Report is a consolidated view of the outcomes of the Website Accessibility Metrics Online Symposium; information about the Symposium is at:

For this Draft, RDWG is looking for feedback on:
  * Summaries of the extended abstracts contributed to the online symposium
  * Discussion on the state-of-the-art and conclusions drawn in the document
  * Related resources that may be useful to the discussion within the document

Please send comments on this draft document to the publicly archived mailing list
       *by 30 September 2012*

RDWG Background:

The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) helps:
  - increase accessibility considerations in research on web technologies, including mainstream research,
  - suggest research questions that may contribute to web accessibility research projects,
  - inform development of web accessibility solutions,
  - decrease the number of potential barriers in future web-related technologies.

RDWG Symposia bring together researchers, practitioners, and users with disabilities interested in a particular aspect of web accessibility to advance research and development in that area. The online Symposia include a panel with the authors of accepted papers, and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions. Symposia proceedings, transcript, and a report are available publicly online afterward.

For more information, see the RDWG FAQ: <>

We welcome your ideas for future RDWG work. Please send comments to the publicly-archived mailing list: <>

This Symposium is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project (IST 287725) described at: <>

If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra:

Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Simon Harper, RDWG Co-Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, RDWG W3C Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
phone: +1.617.395.7664

Received on Thursday, 30 August 2012 17:14:42 UTC