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In todayʼs information society, the Web is an invaluable way to access and exchange information. Thus, it is of critical importance to ensure effective and efficient access to the Web for all people, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities, both for ethical and economical reasons. This paper presents the results of an automated Web accessibility evaluation study of 100 Greek homepages. The results indicated that most of the evaluated websites continue to pose barriers to people with disabilities, despite the availability of established accessibility guidelines. For this reason we also present the design requirements and a first prototype of a tool that aims to: a) increase awareness of Web accessibility issues for Web development stakeholders, and b) teach Web accessibility guidelines and good design practices.