Exploring the Intersections of Web Science and Accessibility

  • Trevor BosticEmail author
  • Jeff Stanley
  • John Higgins
  • Daniel Chudnov
  • Rachael L. Bradley Montgomery
  • Justin F. Brunelle
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


In this paper, we survey several ongoing research threads that can be applied to web accessibility solutions. We focus on the challenges with automatically evaluating the accessibility violations in websites that are built primarily with JavaScript. There are several research efforts that – in aggregate – provide insight into how users interact with websites; how to automate and simulate user interactions; how to record the results of user interactions; and how to analyze, evaluate, and map resulting website content to determine the relative accessibility. We close with a discussion on the convergence of these threads and the future of automated, web-based accessibility evaluation, and assurance.


Accessibility Web science Web archiving 



We would like to thank Sanith Wijesinghe, the Innovation Area Lead funding this research effort as part of MITRE’s internal research and development program (the MIP). We also thank the numerous collaborators that have assisted with the maturation of our research project. © 2019 The MITRE Corporation. Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited. Case Number 19-1636.


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  • Trevor Bostic
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeff Stanley
    • 1
  • John Higgins
    • 1
  • Daniel Chudnov
    • 1
  • Rachael L. Bradley Montgomery
    • 1
  • Justin F. Brunelle
    • 1
  1. 1.The MITRE CorporationBedfordUSA

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