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Title: Lightweight methodology to improve web accessibility
Authors: Greeff, M
Kotze, P
Keywords: Automatic accessibility evaluation
Web accessibility
Disabilities
Usability evaluation
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Citation: Greeff, M and Kotze, P. 2009. Lightweight methodology to improve web accessibility. Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT). Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, 12-14 October 2009, pp 10
Abstract: This paper introduces a methodology to improve the accessibility of websites with the use of free so-called automatic tools. The methodology has three iterative phases, namely assessing a website against accessibility guidelines, user testing and creating in-house ‘guidelines’ to prevent similar mistakes in future versions of the system. Aspects of accessibility addressed include the use of colour, accessibility guidelines and priorities, readability or comprehensibility, and screen reader simulators. We recommend free tools for each of these accessibility aspects and discuss the process that should be followed when evaluating a website.
Description: Copyright: ACM 2009. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT) Conference, {978-1-60558-286-3, (2008)} http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/nnnnnn.nnnnnn
URI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/nnnnnn.nnnnnn
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3789
ISBN: 978-1-60558-643-4
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Accessibility research
General science, engineering & technology

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