Methodology for Heuristic Evaluation of Web Accessibility Oriented to Types of Disabilities

  • Anyela OrozcoEmail author
  • Valentina Tabares
  • Néstor Duque
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9737)


In order to ensure that a Website available is easily accessible to as many people as possible, evaluation processes are carried out on Web accessibility, allowing the identification of issues in the construction of such sites and barriers that may limit access to information. However, making these evaluations can become a time consuming task and produce incomplete results; besides, they are based on general guidelines that do not take into account the particularities of each type of disability. This paper proposes a methodology for heuristic evaluation of web accessibility oriented to types of disabilities, consisting of five stages that allow establishing the level of accessibility and specific problems of a website.


Web accessibility Web accessibility evaluation Disabilities 



The research presented in this paper was partially funded by the COLCIENCIAS project entitled: “RAIM: Implementación de un framework apoyado en tecnologías móviles y de realidad aumentada para entornos educativos ubicuos, adaptativos, accesibles e interactivos para todos (Implementation of a framework supported by mobile technologies and augmented reality for ubiquitous, adaptive, accessible and interactive learning environments for all)” of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, with code 1119-569-34172.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anyela Orozco
    • 1
    Email author
  • Valentina Tabares
    • 1
  • Néstor Duque
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede ManizalesManizalesColombia

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