Condition of Web Accessibility in Practice and Suggestions for Its Improvement

Tanja Krunic, Ljiljana Ruzic-Dimitrijevic
InSITE 2007  •  Volume 7  •  2007
With the current development of the Internet and its growing use it is necessary to satisfy the needs of all users including those with disabilities causing accessibility problems. The paper deals with these categories of users and how much web designers take care of their abilities to access web locations they create. The W3C organization has created a list of checkpoints regarding accessibility, which should be fulfilled by each website. A priority level representing a measure of improvement in accessibility is assigned to every checkpoint. Accordingly the authors of the paper have conducted a research of 200 web locations from different countries and obtained disturbing results on the presence of the basic accessibility principles in practice. In addition the paper offers a strategy for improving web accessibility in practice. Future web designers and managers ordering websites should be taught about the importance of web locations accessibility.
accessibility, website, checkpoint, web design, user.
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