Inclusive Design of Websites
Ana Isabel B. B. Paraguay, Faculty of Public Health / USP, Brazil ; Miriam Hitomi Simofusa, Augusto dos Anjos Almeida, SERPRO, Brazil
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Over 10% of the world population has disabilities; in developing countries, they may represent up to 15% of their population. Digital inclusion and citizenship are closely related, because they enable equal opportunities related to education, learning, wellbeing, access to information. ICT benefit everyone, but it is of utmost importance to the disabled, because they help bridge the gap between what is impossible and possible. The purpose of this study is to discuss implementation of W3C guidelines to a public site built on an FOSS platform. The results of the processes and the new site are analyzed as well as the implications arising from them. Conclusions: use of accessibility guidelines from the onset of the project; tests at the beginning, in the middle and during the launch as well as each time the site is updated. Keywords: web content accessibility, web usability, accessibility, accessible design, assistive technology, disability, impairment, handicap.
Paraguay, A.I.B.B., Simofusa, M.H. & Almeida, A.d.A. (2008). Inclusive Design of Websites. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 5147-5152). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).