Web Accessibility

Part of the series Human-Computer Interaction Series pp 302-313

Mobile Web and Accessibility

  • Masahiro HoriAffiliated withFaculty of Informatics, Kansai University
  • , Takashi Kato

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While focusing on the human–computer interaction side of the Web content delivery, this article discusses problems and prospects of the mobile Web and Web accessibility in terms of what lessons and experiences we have gained from Web accessibility and what they can say about the mobile Web. One aim is to draw particular attention to the importance of explicitly distinguishing between perceptual and cognitive aspects of the users’ interactions with the Web. Another is to emphasize the increased importance of scenario-based evaluation and remote testing for the mobile Web where the limited screen space and a variety of environmental factors of mobile use are critical design issues. A newly devised inspection type of evaluation method that focuses on the perceptual–cognitive distinction of accessibility and usability issues is presented as a viable means of scenario-based, remote testing for the Web.