Web Accessibility Among the Countries of the European Union: a Comparative Study

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Title: Web Accessibility Among the Countries of the European Union: a Comparative Study
Authors: Luján-Mora, Sergio
Research Group/s: Lucentia
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Keywords: Accessibility | Web | Evaluation | Assessment | Quality | European Union
Knowledge Area: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: ECCC Foundation
Citation: Actual Problems of Computer Science. 2013, 1(3): 18-27
Abstract: In a short period of time, the World Wide Web (the Web) has had a huge impact on our society and lives. The Web provides access to news, email, online purchasing, fun activities, etc. However, the Web is often a barrier to access to information and services for some groups of disabled users. To support the accessibility of web sites, different accessibility guidelines and standards have been introduced for the last ten years. Unfortunately, web developers often lack sufficient knowledge to meet these guidelines. To assure and certify the fulfilment of web accessibility guidelines, various automatic accessibility evaluation tools have been developed. In this paper, a comparative study of the web accessibility of official websites from countries of the European Union is presented. Two automatic evaluation tools have been used to perform the comparison: the W3C Markup Validation Service to check the source code of the web pages, and eXaminator to test the accessibility.
Sponsor: Partly supported by the EU Tempus Project ERAMIS 159025-TEMPUS-1-2009-1-FR-TEMPUSJPCR.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/41437
ISSN: 2299-8667
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © ECCC Foundation
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://www.apcs.edu.pl/
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