WADcher - Web Accessibility Directive Decision Support Environment (DIT.AD009.071)
Engineering, ICT and technologies for energy and transportation
Project areae-Health (DIT.AD009)
Structure responsible for the research project
Institute of information science and technologies "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI)
Phone number: +39 050 621 3066
One of the many challenges people with various degrees of disabilities face is their difficulties in accessing
mainstream products and services thus being excluded from benefiting from Web content and services on an equal
basis as people without disabilities. Marginalising people with disabilities on this level is a critical and problematic
issue, especially in today's "Information Society", where access to information should be equally available to all.
While these challenges have been identified (also by EC with the recently Web Accessibility Directive which was
entered into force on 22/12/2016), they have not been addressed yet efficiently.
In this context and building on ongoing tools and work, WADcher will research, develop and demonstrate an
innovative Decision Support Environment for large scale hybrid web accessibility assessment services. WADcher aims
to build a large scale infrastructure by integrating extended and enhanced existing web accessibility solutions, and
by also making them customizable to the needs of different stakeholders in EU member states.
Start date of activity
Web accessibility, web standards and recommendations, markup, ARIA, HTML5, CSS3, Mobile Web, observatory, public sector, business intelligence, data analytics, machine learning
Last update: 04/06/2023