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Speaking the Language of Web Developers: Evaluation of a Web Accessibility Information Resource (WebAIR)

  • David Swallow
  • Christopher Power
  • Helen Petrie
  • Anna Bramwell-Dicks
  • Lucy Buykx
  • Carlos A. Velasco
  • Aidan Parr
  • Joshue O Connor
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8547)

Abstract

This paper describes the design and evaluation of a new accessibility information resource, the Web Accessibility Information Resource (WebAIR), for assisting web developers in the creation of accessible websites and applications. Evaluations were conducted with 26 web developers in which they had opportunity to use both WebAIR and an existing accessibility information resource, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, to perform accessibility testing on their own websites. The results indicate that a number of design decisions relating to the language, organisation and comprehensiveness of WebAIR have been successful in improving access to web accessibility information that supports web developers’ practices.

Keywords

Web Accessibility Web Developers Web Accessibility Guidelines Web Accessibility Information Resources 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Swallow
    • 1
  • Christopher Power
    • 1
  • Helen Petrie
    • 1
  • Anna Bramwell-Dicks
    • 1
  • Lucy Buykx
    • 1
  • Carlos A. Velasco
    • 2
  • Aidan Parr
    • 3
  • Joshue O Connor
    • 4
  1. 1.University of YorkUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT)Germany
  3. 3.Foundation for Assistive TechnologyUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.National Council for the Blind of IrelandIreland

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