European Internet Accessibility Observatory
The EIAO project will establish the technical basis for a European Internet Accessibility Observatory for large-scale assessment of websites accessibility.
By providing frequently updated data on web accessibility metrics and deviations from standards of the European websites assessed the EIAO will:
- Provide quantitative background material for policy-making and targeted actions to improve web accessibility. This may be of special importance for the ongoing discussions about legislation (anti-discrimination laws) for equal rights related to web accessibility.
- Promote e-accessibility by raising awareness and encouraging competition through benchmarking of accessibility metrics and deviations from standards.
- Provide input for the discussion of standards and the development of new standards.
- Contribute to the Lisbon strategy of making Europe the Worlds most competitive knowledge based economy within 2010.
Extracted from: EIAO