This article describes a study conducted to evaluate the accessibility of the contents of the Web sites of some of the most important universities in Spain and the rest or the world, according with three international rankings. Universities included simultaneously in "Academic Ranking of World Universities", in "Times Higher Education Supplement" and in "Webometrics Rankings of World Universities" have been selected. The accessibility assessment has been carried out to check compliance with accessibility guidelines for Web content established by the World Wide Web Consortium recommendation in WCAG 2.0. We have tried to determine whether universities with greater academic prestige have been concerned to provide accesible information about the university through its website so that it can be accessed by everyone (teachers, students), regardless of whether or not the user has a disability. Unfortunately the results have not been as good as expected from universities as important. © 2013 CSIC.
Hilera, J. R., Fernández, L., Suárez, E., & Vilar, E. T. (2013). Evaluación de la accesibilidad de páginas web de universidades españolas y extranjeras incluidas en rankings universitarios internacionales. Revista Espanola de Documentacion Cientifica, 36(1). https://doi.org/10.3989/redc.2013.1.913