Web Compliance ensures that your Web site or your Enterprise Content Management System (ECM) conforms to a specification, a standard or a law that has been defined or issued by the corresponding standards or regulatory body. In today's complex Web environments, Web Compliance can reduce costs, ensure interoperability of your pplications, increase customer satisfaction and usability, and protect you of liability issues.
W3C WAI Guidelines: e-europe 2002, e-europe 2010, BITV in Germany, Section 508, DDA in UK, LSI in Spain, PubbliAccesso in Italy and CL&F in Canada.
Description of the way to implement the initiative
Imergo was developed by the Fraunhofer FIT in Germany and it is being maintained and improved by FIT. ImergoÂ® is commercialized worldwide by RedDot Solutions AG under the name of Web Compliance Manager. RedDot belongs to the Open Text Corporation and is one of the world leaders providing ECM solutions.
Technology choice: Standards-based technology, Accessibility-compliant (minimum WAI AA), Open source software
Main results, benefits and impacts
Web Compliance is not reduced to accessibility of Web portals, but it is a wider concept that includes:
- Standards compliance and interoperability;
- Quality assurance and optimization of resources;
- Security and privacy;
- Searchability, discoverability of resources and ranking optimization;
- Corporate identity;
- Compliance to other financial or legal regulations like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Return on investment
Return on investment: Not applicable / Not available
Lower costs for website owner:
Easier management of look and feel
Simplified development and deployment processes
Page size reduction / Faster rendering (size + standards-mode)
Future-proof of websites:
Authoring tool/developer independence
Better search engine ranking
Browse diversity is increasing: reaching wider audiences
Fulfill legal obligations
Improving the corporate image.