Certification in the Field of eAccessibility and eInclusion

Focusing on Certification Aspects Regarding Web Accessibility
  • Christian GalinskiEmail author
  • Klaus HöcknerEmail author
  • Reinhard KoutnyEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10896)


There are different kinds of certification. In the field of eAccessibility and eInclusion (eAcc&eIncl) web accessibility (WA) is aiming at the highest degree of semantic interoperability. This can largely be achieved by compliance to pertinent standards, such as the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines – in particular WCAG 2.0. Technical and legal regulations concerning WA are getting more demanding by the day. Standards-based certification schemes can prove the technical compliance to WA standards or show that a WA expert is abreast with technical developments and regulations.


eAccessibility and eInclusion Web accessibility Certification of websites Certification of experts’ competences and skills 



This paper draws on results of “INdependent LIving support Functions for the Elderly” (IN LIFE), project no. 643442 co-funded by the EC under HORIZON 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Infoterm, International Information Centre for TerminologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen ÖsterreichsViennaAustria
  3. 3.Johannes Kepler UniversitätLinzAustria

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