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Present and future of Web Content Accessibility: An Analysis

Hilera, Jose R. and Fernandez-Sanz, Luis and Misra, Sanjay (2013) Present and future of Web Content Accessibility: An Analysis. Present and future of Web content accessibility: An analysis. pp. 35-42. ISSN 1330-3651 (Print), ISSN 1848-6339 (Online)

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The Web was created as a universal network of knowledge. It represented a huge qualitative and quantitative leap in terms of acquisition and processing of information. However, even today, significant barriers make difficult the access of a large number of citizens to the web, including disabled users and old people with diminished skills as an effect of age. Accessibility is the feature which facilitates access to and successful usage of a web site or service for as many people as possible, regardless of their personal limitations or limitations imposed by their environment. This article reviews the main aspects of web accessibility and its future, passing through the effective implementation of guidelines known as 2.0, which ensure compliance with existing legislation at national and international level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: disability, universal design, usability, Web accessibility, Web content
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2014 20:11
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2014 20:11

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