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Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services

Volume 5616 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 716-724

The Usability of Web Accessibility Guidelines: An Approach for Evaluation

  • Maria KapsiAffiliated withDepartment of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Hermoupolis, University of the Aegean
  • , Evangelos VlachogiannisAffiliated withDepartment of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Hermoupolis, University of the Aegean
  • , Jenny DarzentasAffiliated withDepartment of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Hermoupolis, University of the Aegean
  • , Thomas SpyrouAffiliated withDepartment of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Hermoupolis, University of the Aegean

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Abstract

This paper aims at contributing to the evaluation of web accessibility and thus promoting design for all, considering the design process as an iterative process containing evaluation as a fundamental component. More specifically, the paper: 1) rethinks Web Accessibility Evaluation notion and its abstract requirements, 2) investigates the usability of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0), and 3) proposes an approach for an evaluation of the usability of accessibility guidelines.

Keywords

accessibility WCAG W3C usability evaluation