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Easy-to-Web Search for People with Learning Disabilities as Part of an Integrated Concept of Cognitive Web Accessibility

  • Stephan Bergmann
  • Markus Erle
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)

Abstract

Accessible web for people with cognitive or learning disabilities doesn’t only mean easy-to-read and font size magnification. Every interaction has to be reflected according to the needs of this target group. This paper describes the first step towards an easy-to-web search user interface which helps people with learning disabilities to start a query with a correct written and meaningful search word. It is also a suggestion how the guideline 3.3 “Input assistance” of the WCAG 2.0 could be fulfilled in the field of search function and cognitive accessibility.

Keywords

cognitive accessibility cognitive disabilities easy-to-read learning disabilities search user interface spelling mistakes 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan Bergmann
    • 1
  • Markus Erle
    • 1
  1. 1.WertewerkTuebingenGermany

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