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Evaluating the Accessibility and Usability of Blogging Platforms for Blind Users

  • B. Wentz
  • M. Cirba
  • N. Kharal
  • J. Moran
  • M. Slate
Conference paper

Abstract

Web-based social media have become a dynamic way of allowing the inclusive communication of many perspectives from diverse backgrounds. In a recent survey from WebAIM, blogging was noted to be the dominant form of social media according to screen reader users (WebAIM, 2010). Social media and other forms of technology can provide a platform for users with disabilities to interact and communicate on a level playing field with anyone else throughout society. It is the responsibility of application designers to follow established standards of accessibility and usability in order to provide equal access to this dynamic technology.

Keywords

Usability Testing Usability Problem Screen Reader Blind User Accessibility Evaluation 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Wentz
    • 1
  • M. Cirba
    • 2
  • N. Kharal
    • 2
  • J. Moran
    • 2
  • M. Slate
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information TechnologyFrostburg State UniversityFrostburgUSA
  2. 2.Division of Business, Management and TechnologyKeystone CollegeLa PlumeUSA

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