Accessibility of E-Commerce Websites for Vision-Impaired Persons

  • Roopa Bose
  • Helmut Jürgensen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8547)


We report the results of a detailed analysis of the problems encountered by blind or vision-impaired persons when accessing web sites which use technologies like, for example, flash animation, JavaScript, HTML 5. We also examine typical accessibility problems found in e-commerce websites, especially in on-line shopping. We check our findings against the WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines and provide detailed recommendations for changes or additions to these guidelines.


Web Accessibility WCAG Screen Readers E-Commerce Website Accessibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roopa Bose
    • 1
  • Helmut Jürgensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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