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The BITV-Test is a reliable and comprehensive accessibility evaluation procedure. 92 detailed test steps help assessing whether information-oriented web sites are accessible for users with disabilities.
More about the BITV-Test
The domain bitvtest.eu provides an overview of the BIK projects and the BITV-Test, as well as selected English articles.
The BITV-Test has its roots in the BIK projects funded by the German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, BMAS. The last BIK project was BIK für Alle (BIK for all). The BITV-Test as well as our articles and tests have all been written in German.
The English site bitvtest.eu does not provide a full translation of all this content. Instead, it offers a general overview of the BITV-Test as a tool for evaluating the accessibility of web sites.
Since 2019, the German BITV regulation no longer uses its own annex of requirements, but points directly to the latest EU regulation, which is EN 301 549—and this in turn references WCAG 2.1 in chapter 9, Web. Since table A1 in Annex A of the En points to a number of additional requirements from other chapters of the EN that are also applicable to web content, the BITV-Test has extended its list of checkpoints, adding anothe 32 requirements. Many of these are only applicable to particular niche types of web content, such as authoring tools or web apps offering two-way voice communication.
This bitvtest.eu site also hosts occasional English articles and publications, and tracks BIK's involvement with other initiatives in the European context.