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Accessibility evaluation of 238 European websites – June 2, 2015

The evaluation of 238 European websites is now available. The data is provided as a proof of concept and to collect input on the user interface. This is the second in a series of announcements of evaluation results. For the coming results we will add new websites and cover new tests. Please note that the benchmarking order will change as new tests are added.

Most common barriers found in this evaluation

More than 97% of the sites have issues with links that may cause problems for navigability, Link context not provided or link description not provided the second most common possible barrier is found on well over 90% of the sites and related to the description of forms and their fields, Provide descriptive labels for form controls.

Improvements of the search service from the EIII site

The score

Web sites often have a large number of pages. The EIII evaluation does not test all web pages in a site. Instead a random sample of up to 600 pages is used.

The score computation is based on the results for the individual WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria. A higher number means a better score. If the automatic tests detected a lot of potential accessibility problems, the score will be lower.

A score of 100 does not necessarily mean that the web site is fully accessible. The score is produced automatically and there are a number of important tests that cannot be covered by automated testing.

The tests of this evaluation

The tests used for the evaluation are based on WCAG 2.0 and designed to uncover possible barriers for people with disabilities. A description of all the applied tests is available from the checker tool.