Architecture for Personal Web Accessibility

  • Myriam Arrue
  • Markel Vigo
  • Julio Abascal
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


Universal web accessibility is an inalienable objective to guarantee the civil right of all users to access to the Information Society and to avoid the digital gap. This is a long process based on the promulgation of inclusive laws, specification of accessibility guidelines, and development of adequate design methodologies and tools. To the short term, websites that do not fulfil the Universal Accessibility specifications can be used by specific groups of users that are not affected by the barriers present in these websites. Personal web accessibility concept focuses on the need of providing people with the adequate methods and tools to design websites so that adaptation and customization could be performed. This paper describes an architecture aiming to help any user to find, select and use websites that are currently accessible to her or him. In addition, it will aid web developers to create websites according to specific users’ needs.


User Profile Quantitative Metrics Accessibility Level Accessibility Evaluation Accessibility Guideline 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myriam Arrue
    • 1
  • Markel Vigo
    • 1
  • Julio Abascal
    • 1
  1. 1.Informatika FakultateaUniversity of the Basque CountryDonostiaSpain

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