Research study on web localisation
Organizer of the survey
Université de Genève

Participant profile
Web localisers or translation professionals with at least some basic knowledge on HTML.
Language of the survey


Contact (email)

Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, UNIGE - CFP


Call for Participation for a Research study on web localisation


The Faculty of Translation of Interpreting (FTI) of the University of Geneva (Switzerland) is looking for translation professionals who would be interested in taking part in a web translation-related research study.


Participants should have English > French

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Silvia Rodríguez Vázquez.


Université de Genève



The related PhD dissertation we completed in 2016:

Rodríguez Vázquez, Silvia. 2016. ‘Assuring Accessibility during Web Localisation: An Empirical Investigation on the Achievement of Appropriate Text Alternatives for Images’. Switzerland, Spain: University of Geneva and University of Salamanca.


You can visit Silvia’s institutional website at  and contact her by email ( to get access to this thesis in a PDF format.


Although the comprehensive description of the study and the results are only available in the PhD thesis, Silvia has also published some short scientific papers presenting the preliminary findings or partial results of the study: 

·         Rodríguez Vázquez, Silvia. 2015. ‘A Controlled Language-Based Evaluation Approach to Ensure Image Accessibility during Web Localisation’. Translation Spaces 4 (2): 187–215.

·         Rodríguez Vázquez, Silvia. 2015. ‘Unlocking the Potential of Web Localizers As Contributors to Image Accessibility: What Do Evaluation Tools Have to Offer?’ In Proceedings of the 12th Web for All Conference, 17:1–17:4. W4A ’15. New York, NY, USA: ACM.

·         Rodríguez Vázquez, Silvia, and Sabine Lehmann. 2015. ‘Acrolinx: A Controlled-Language Checker Turned into an Accessibility Evaluation Tool for Image Text Alternatives’. In Proceedings of the 12th Web for All Conference, 26:1–26:2. W4A ’15. New York, NY, USA: ACM.

·         Rodríguez Vázquez, Silvia. 2016. ‘Measuring the Impact of Automated Evaluation Tools on Alternative Text Quality: A Web Translation Study’. In Proceedings of the 13th Web for All Conference. W4A ’16. New York: ACM.



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