Evaluation method: The Sample

What pages to collect for a sample if you are going to evaluate a website on accessibility.

Common pages

  • Homepage
  • Contact
  • Sitemap
  • Search page/search result
  • Page with video
  • Page with iframe
  • Page with data table
  • Form (i.e. contactform)
  • Other language (page and/or part of page)
  • 404 page
  • Page with the accessibility statement

Essential functionality

  • Look for the top tasks

Customer request

Sometimes a website owner wants some certain pages in the sample. Add them now if they are not yet in the sample.

Variety of content types

Next try to find different kind of pages. Pages that uses different kind of template types. For instance a page with

  • News overview
  • News item

Recognize other techniques

If there are any PDF's add at least 2 PDF-files to the sample. Check if the files come from a domain that is in the scope of this evaluation.

Check for other techniques.

Final step

It is required to select 2 random pages (use a randomiser).

Add more HTML-pages until you reach at least 12 pages. 1 PDF-file is considered as 1 page.

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