Event :: Ninth International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility
16 - 17 April 2012, Lyon, France
The internet has changed the way people search, access, consume and produce information. There is, however, still significant potential waiting to be exploited. Beneath the surface of the web there are a number of phenomena such as trends and patterns in information structure and in user behaviour that can shape the way users behave and interact. Where accessibility is concerned, web content plays a central role in an ecosystem where user agents, authoring tools, crowd-sourcing frameworks and testing tools determine how accessible the internet really is. As these components develop their mere activity and interplay produces large amounts of data. For instance, thousands of testing reports are being generated every day by automatic tools and auditors. Crowd-sourcing tools are facilitating a myriad of accessibility fixes and providing guidance to users. The conference will look at how data produced by the accessibility ecosystem, such as users and tools, and intentionally uploaded data can yield invaluable knowledge.