The WCAG evaluation for whitehouse.gov was done in Sept 2010. I chose the www.whitehouse.gov website for my DePaul homework assignment because it is a government website and they claim to support accessibility. Interestingly, they also
have a form page to get feedback about accessibility. I performed conformance evaluated of the home page and one sub-page (blog page).
The review process included 5 steps -
1) HTML validation
2) CSS validation
3) Using tools like TAW and Color Contrast Analyzer
4) Manual WCAG 1.0 Priority 1 checklist evaluation using Firefox
5) Using Fangs screen reader emulator
I presented the findings and recommendations systematically. I also identified few bugs on their website.
Summary of the evaluation
This Web site is close to meeting WCAG 1.0 Level A. Accessibility features in which
this site is strong include using alternative text for images, using headings, using 2
or 3 column submenus to fit everything in the screen, using ‘Skip navigation’ and
‘Skip to main content’ links, etc.
Recommended priorities for addressing inaccessible features of site -
1) Revise the text equivalent for some images.
2) Ensure all videos have closed captioning.
3) Resolve all the issues found during HTML validation, CSS validation and
4) Use better color contrast between text and background images.
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