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Easy-to-Web Search for People with Learning Disabilities as Part of an Integrated Concept of Cognitive Web Accessibility

  • Stephan Bergmann
  • Markus Erle
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)

Abstract

Accessible web for people with cognitive or learning disabilities doesn’t only mean easy-to-read and font size magnification. Every interaction has to be reflected according to the needs of this target group. This paper describes the first step towards an easy-to-web search user interface which helps people with learning disabilities to start a query with a correct written and meaningful search word. It is also a suggestion how the guideline 3.3 “Input assistance” of the WCAG 2.0 could be fulfilled in the field of search function and cognitive accessibility.

Keywords

cognitive accessibility cognitive disabilities easy-to-read learning disabilities search user interface spelling mistakes 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan Bergmann
    • 1
  • Markus Erle
    • 1
  1. 1.WertewerkTuebingenGermany

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