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Web accessibility

About: Web accessibility is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 2565 publications have been published within this topic receiving 34438 citations. The topic is also known as: a11y & web a11y.


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TL;DR: This Working Draft of version 2.0 of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines focuses on checkpoints and attempts to apply checkpoints to a wider range of technologies and to use wording that may be understood by a more varied audience.

1,258 citations

01 Jan 2008
TL;DR: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, limited movement, and more.
Abstract: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabili ties, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, c ognitive limitations, limited movement,

1,077 citations

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TL;DR: A random sample of servers was obtained and analysed to investigate the amount and distribution of information on the web and the six major public search engines collectively covered about 60% of the web.

398 citations

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TL;DR: A survey was created, and data was collected from 175 webmasters, indicating their knowledge on the topic of web accessibility and the reasons for their actions related to web accessibility.

285 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
05 May 2012
TL;DR: The results show that few developers are implementing the current version of WCAG, and even when the guidelines are implemented on websites there is little indication that people with disabilities will encounter fewer problems.
Abstract: This paper describes an empirical study of the problems encountered by 32 blind users on the Web. Task-based user evaluations were undertaken on 16 websites, yielding 1383 instances of user problems. The results showed that only 50.4% of the problems encountered by users were covered by Success Criteria in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). For user problems that were covered by WCAG 2.0, 16.7% of websites implemented techniques recommended in WCAG 2.0 but the techniques did not solve the problems. These results show that few developers are implementing the current version of WCAG, and even when the guidelines are implemented on websites there is little indication that people with disabilities will encounter fewer problems. The paper closes by discussing the implications of this study for future research and practice. In particular, it discusses the need to move away from a problem-based approach towards a design principle approach for web accessibility.

263 citations


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Performance
Metrics
No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
202366
2022141
202195
2020127
2019127
2018122