Combining Multiple Web Accessibility Evaluation Reports Using Semantic Web Technologies

  • José R. HileraEmail author
  • Salvador Otón
  • Cristian Timbi-Sisalima
  • Juan Aguado-Delgado
  • Francisco J. Estrada-Martínez
  • Héctor R. Amado-Salvatierra
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 26)


This work paper describes a process for automatic combination of testing reports for the accessibility of Web applications, obtained by different testing tools and applying different standards on Web accessibility. Interoperability is guaranteed using semantic Web technologies, which allow describing the reports by RDF (Resource Description Framework) triples. The reports refer to elements of a knowledge base consisting of vocabularies, ontologies and rules of inference, in which the conceptual relations between accessibility standards, as WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) or Section 508 among others, are formalized. A software prototype that uses the Apache Jena framework for implementing the process is presented.


Interoperability Semantic Web Software testing Web accessibility 



Thanks to the ESVI-AL Cooperation Network, and to the “Master on Software Engineering for the Web” of the University of Alcalá.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José R. Hilera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Salvador Otón
    • 1
  • Cristian Timbi-Sisalima
    • 2
  • Juan Aguado-Delgado
    • 1
  • Francisco J. Estrada-Martínez
    • 1
  • Héctor R. Amado-Salvatierra
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AlcaláAlcalá de HenaresSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Politécnica SalesianaCuencaEcuador
  3. 3.Galileo UniversityGuatemala CityGuatemala

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