BenToWeb was a project within the Web Accessibility Benchmarking (WAB) Cluster aimed to support the European public and private sector to implement the recommendations of the eEurope 2005 Action Plan by providing new software modules and methodologies that satisfy some of the accessibility recommendations of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which were not analysed by existing tools due to their inherent complexity.
BenToWeb supported the objectives of the Cluster in regard to the creation of a validated methodology to test Web sites. Furthermore, the project did:
- Support the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) to develop further the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) under the umbrella of the Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group, as well as several related activities targeted to the production of resources to combine reports from different Evaluation and Repair Tools.
- Support the relevant WAI Working Groups in the development of complementary documents of the second generation of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, such as technology-specific techniques documents and accessibility test-suites for key W3C recommendations. In particular, XHTML and CSS Test Suites have been developed for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, and the Consortium is actively supporting the WCAG 2.0 Test Samples Development Task Force (TSD TF) for the development of WCAG 2.0 test materials.
- Investigate further the feasibility of automatic testing procedures that include issues like colour-contrast, low-vision, colour-blindness and consistency of navigation elements, and develop implementation modules for user testing.
- Develop new testing modules based upon modern language technology from Computational Linguistics, to control the syntactic-semantic properties of documents as required by accessibility guidelines.