Accessibility aware framework approach for web 2.0 and beyond

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Abstract

People with disabilities face a number of challenges in their day-to-day life with regards to access to education, health services, employment opportunities, etc. On the other hand, more information and services are available on the web that offer exceptional opportunities for all users, it is essential that no culture or segment of society is left out. Therefore, people with disabilities are perhaps the single segment of society with the most to gain from these technologies but they are facing barriers to access the contents of the web due to the way it is presented. This research will outline the foundation for building accessibility aware framework approach where people with special needs can access all electronic contents based on their disability levels. The approach provides guidelines for web composers and developers in developing accessible web applications for all types of users. Disability profile examples (blindness and deaf) were adopted to demonstrate the execution of the framework approach and present a system architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages412-421
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IBIMA Conference on Innovation Vision 2020: Sustainable Growth, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Nov 12 2012Nov 13 2012

Other

Other19th IBIMA Conference on Innovation Vision 2020: Sustainable Growth, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period11/12/1211/13/12

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Disability section 508
  • Semantic web
  • User generated content
  • W3C
  • Web 2.0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Business and International Management

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