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Specifications for accessibility of Web pages do not necessarily guarantee a usable or satisfying Web experience for persons with disabilities. The needs of many of these individuals fall outside guidelines for accessible content. Many of these users, for example, wish that they simply could...
It is a widespread belief amongst web designers and implementers that sites that are accessible to users with disabilities must by necessity be uninteresting and simple, particularly visually uninteresting -- plain, vanilla sites. It is tempting to believe that such sites do not pose interesting...
There exist various efforts for supporting the preparation and delivery of accessible Web-based learning content (e.g., 3, 1, etc). Most of the efforts for supporting the preparation and deployment of accessible Web-based learning material propose guidelines that prevalently address technical...
Web Accessibility and Web Design are two disciplines with a common theory and divergent practices. Both endeavors rely on a standard set of techniques to ensure a consistent experience of data and content across a diverse set of end users. Both rely on creative individuals to build and deliver...
Though somewhat rare, there are occasions when the accessibility needs of screen reader users appear to be at odds with the needs of visual users. This kind of conflict occurs when Web developers put form elements inside of a data table matrix, when they want to use images as headings instead of...
This article describes work of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It highlights recent developments, issues, and trends which can affect the progress of Web accessibility.
Search engines are a fundamental tool for retrieving specific and appropriate information on the Internet; for this reason it is essential for any user to be able to interact with simple, clear and accessible interfaces. In this paper we discuss the main differences between a visual layout and...
Over the past several years there has been a significant increase in awareness of the need for Web accessibility and development of policies relating to Web accessibility in Europe. Techniques for implementations have been standardized and benchmark guidelines accepted (Web Content Accessibility...
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