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The Paradigm of Meta-interface as a Facilitator of Websites Usability and Accessibility

  • Fábio F. C. Campos
  • Edvar Vilar Neto
  • Maria Neves
  • Walter F. M. Correia
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8518)

Abstract

This article aims to present an artifact based on a design paradigm called "meta interface", an interface for interfaces, as a useful mean of improving existing interfaces for the individual needs of various classes of users. As a proof of concept of this paradigm, a case study was implemented. It consisted in the development, implementation and application of a “Meta-interface” with the aim to provide better access for users with low vision. The results confirmed evidence of the feasibility of this paradigm and also generated evidences for its effectiveness in improving the usability and accessibility of websites.

Keywords

interface accessibility universal design meta interface usability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fábio F. C. Campos
    • 1
  • Edvar Vilar Neto
    • 1
  • Maria Neves
    • 2
  • Walter F. M. Correia
    • 1
  1. 1.Design Dept.UFPERecife-PEBrazil
  2. 2.Porto DigitalCESARRecife-PEBrazil

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