Automatic Evaluation of Mobile Web Accessibility

  • Myriam Arrue
  • Markel Vigo
  • Julio Abascal
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4397)

Abstract

Nowadays there is a growing trend towards using web based applications and web browsers in mobile devices such as cellular phones, PDAs, smart phones, and so on. However, interacting with these web interfaces tends to be a frustrating and unsatisfactory experience due to the existing accessibility barriers. Developing accessible web interfaces for mobile devices is a step towards user satisfaction in these environments. "Mobile Web Best Practices" are being discussed so that developers can have a valid reference when creating these web interfaces. However, since they do not have to be experts in the mobile web field, they need tools which automatically evaluate their applications and give them guidance during the development lifecycle. In this paper, EvalAccess, a polyvalent and flexible evaluation tool, has been transformed into a mobile web accessibility evaluation tool, EvalAccess MOBILE.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myriam Arrue
    • 1
  • Markel Vigo
    • 1
  • Julio Abascal
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Human-Computer Interaction for Special Needs, Informatika Fakultatea, University of the Basque Country, Manuel Lardizabal 1, 20018 DonostiaSpain

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