CC39 - Determine Web Accessibility options for a citizen science website

Project start and end dates:
2022-07-27 to 2022-10-31

Goals & Objectives

Research and document web accessibility standards that can apply to the citizen scientists web application we are building.
Use your skills and creativity in all aspects of the design the process to identify relevant web accessibility standards, determine which ones could/should apply to the two sections of our prototype (citizen scientist and trusted authority portal), and assess our current HTML to identify gaps/errors.

Project Outcome

The students reviewed our citizen science website prototype to determine overall user experience accessibility assessment and design. The students were also tasked to recommend possible web accessibility standards. They ran tools such as Lighthouse to fix accessibility page by page based on WCAG standards and shared recommendations for updates on the website.

They were always pleasant, professional, keen to understand our project goals and objectives, and willing to go the extra mile to help achieve them. Overall, the team’s result was of real value and will be put to use as we continue to design our prototype.


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Related Project

OASIS: Software Solutions for Climate Change Problems

Software can help the world respond to climate change impacts and disasters.

In 2019 we set out to investigate if there is a need for a solution that gives citizens personalized help preparing for and recovering from climate change impacts and lets trusted authorities assist them and report on their results.

As part of this effort, a great deal of market and technical research was conducted over the last few years. Over 140 students have been involved so far, in dozens of academic institutions in Canada and internationally.

Our greatest finding is the willingness of citizens to take responsibility and help themselves, their neighbors and community plan for, mitigate and recover from climate change impacts and disasters. We also confirmed that a software solution can be built to help overcome the barriers they face when trying to do so.

Now we’re working on a prototype and sharing our findings and progress. Find out more on our OASIS project website!

Academic Institution

RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia 

RMIT University, formerly known as Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Melbourne Technical College, is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. 

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