7. Web Accessibility Reporting

Web Accessibility Reporting

Having greatly improved their awareness of how to identify and test for barriers in their web content, Lulu and her team quickly realized that proper documentation of this work would be necessary in order to make the most of their accessibility improvement efforts. As such, they next turned their attention to tracking and reporting. The first six chapters introduced you to web accessibility auditing, went through the WCAG 2.0 guidelines, and covered the tools and methods for conducting accessibility reviews.

Building on this foundation, this chapter will explore what to do with the results of the accessibility testing tools. Specifically, we will look at:

  • Reporting strategies – different types of auditing reports, when to use each, and the elements of such reports
  • Web accessibility around the world and the relationship between international regulations and WCAG 2.0
  • Other accessibility guidelines and standards that complement WCAG 2.0, that you may need to consider while performing audits

After identifying accessibility issues, the next step is to inform the website’s owner or developer so that they may begin to remove barriers. This is accomplished by producing an audit report.

This chapter will introduce reporting strategies that can be used to:

  • Document potential barriers
  • Provide the reasoning to help consumers understand the importance of “barrier free” web content
  • Prioritize issues
  • Recommend strategies to correct potential barriers

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