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The Need for Easy-to-Read Information on Web Sites

  • Ulla Bohman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)

Abstract

Internet as a media for transmitting information requires higher reading skills from the user than information presented on paper. Therefor it is a great need of easy-to-read information on web sites in order to make the internet accessible for people with reading problems. For the web-information to be accessible, it must be easy to find, the web site easy to navigate and the text must be readable and understandable. The information should be in easy-to-read language and presented in a separate web-room.

Keywords

Accessibility Usability Easy-to-Read Web-room Reading Problems Target Groups 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulla Bohman
    • 1
  1. 1.Easy-to-Read Commission Services at the Centre for Easy-to-Read, Centrum för lättlästSweden

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