A Bridge to Web Accessibility from the Usability Heuristics

  • Lourdes Moreno
  • Paloma Martínez
  • Belén Ruiz-Mezcua
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5889)


There is not a clear distinction between accessibility and usability for all. This work shows the overlap between usability and accessibility proposing a bridge from the usability heuristics to WCAG 2.0 guidelines. The mapping between some usability and accessibility concepts can be a useful resource to know what aspects of accessibility were collected when the usability is taken into account.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lourdes Moreno
    • 1
  • Paloma Martínez
    • 1
  • Belén Ruiz-Mezcua
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

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