You are required to read and agree to the below before accessing a full-text version of an article in the IDE article repository.

The full-text document you are about to access is subject to national and international copyright laws. In most cases (but not necessarily all) the consequence is that personal use is allowed given that the copyright owner is duly acknowledged and respected. All other use (typically) require an explicit permission (often in writing) by the copyright owner.

For the reports in this repository we specifically note that

  • the use of articles under IEEE copyright is governed by the IEEE copyright policy (available at
  • the use of articles under ACM copyright is governed by the ACM copyright policy (available at
  • technical reports and other articles issued by M‰lardalen University is free for personal use. For other use, the explicit consent of the authors is required
  • in other cases, please contact the copyright owner for detailed information

By accepting I agree to acknowledge and respect the rights of the copyright owner of the document I am about to access.

If you are in doubt, feel free to contact

Ten Years of Access for All from WSE 2001 to WSE 2011



Holger Kienle, Porfirio Tramontana , Scott Tilley , Davide Bolchini

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


13th IEEE International Symposium on Web Systems Evolution




At WSE 2001 the theme was Access for All. A decade later, this theme is revisited for WSE 2011. We take this opportunity to discuss the past, present, and future of Web accessibility. Five representative categories of Web accessibility are considered: accommodating disabilities, Web literacy, user interfaces, lingual barriers, and open data.


author = {Holger Kienle and Porfirio Tramontana and Scott Tilley and Davide Bolchini},
title = {Ten Years of Access for All from WSE 2001 to WSE 2011},
editor = {Holger M. Kienle, Davide Bolchini, Porfirio Tramontana},
pages = {99--104},
month = {September},
year = {2011},
booktitle = {13th IEEE International Symposium on Web Systems Evolution},
publisher = {IEEE},
url = {}