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Method for Accessibility Assessment of Online Content Editors

  • Tania Acosta
  • Patricia Acosta-Vargas
  • Luis Salvador-Ullauri
  • Sergio Luján-Mora
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)

Abstract

This paper defines a method for evaluating the accessibility of online content editors by considering Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) and part B of the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (ATAG 2.0). The method includes 63 accessibility features that should be met by the images, headings and tables, which are inserted through an online content editor. The compliance of these guidelines contributes to the creation of accessible content so that visually impaired people using assistive technologies can easily access the content. Furthermore, the results of this study provide criteria for those people who have the responsibility of selecting an accessible online content editor. The proposed method has made it possible to meet the objective set out in this research document and can be used to evaluate the accessibility of learning management systems and course management systems.

Keywords

Accessibility ATAG 2.0 Content editors Content management systems CMS Disabilities E-learning Learning management systems LMS WCAG 2.0 W3C 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tania Acosta
    • 1
  • Patricia Acosta-Vargas
    • 2
  • Luis Salvador-Ullauri
    • 1
  • Sergio Luján-Mora
    • 3
  1. 1.Escuela Politécnica NacionalQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad de Las Américas-UDLAQuitoEcuador
  3. 3.University of AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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