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Universal Access in the Information Society

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 101–110 | Cite as

The accessibility of university web sites: the case of Turkish universities

  • Serhat KurtEmail author
Communication

Abstract

The Web has become a part of daily life, and yet web accessibility remains an important issue because of continuing accessibility problems involving many web users. Universities utilize the Web for many purposes, and therefore, university Web sites must be accessible for all. This paper presents the results of an evaluation of the level of accessibility of Turkish university homepages. A sample of university homepages was reviewed using multiple techniques based on The World Wide Web Consortium suggestions. The results indicated that all university homepages show some accessibility problems. Several recommendations are provided based on the research findings.

Keywords

Accessibility Post-secondary education Programming and programming languages Computer-mediated communication Multimedia/hypermedia systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ataturk University, Kazim Karabekir Egitim FakultesiErzurumTurkey

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