Accessible web design – the power of the personal message

Whitney, Gill ORCID logoORCID: (2015) Accessible web design – the power of the personal message. Assistive technology: building bridges. In: 13th AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe) Conference, 09-12 Sept 2015, Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 9781614995654. ISSN 0926-9630 [Conference or Workshop Item]


The aim of this paper is to describe ongoing research being carried out to enable people with visual impairments to communicate directly with designers and specifiers of hobby and community web sites to maximise the accessibility of their sites. The research started with an investigation of the accessibility of community and hobby web sites as perceived by a group of visually impaired end users. It is continuing with an investigation into how to best to communicate with web designers who are not experts in web accessibility. The research is making use of communication theory to investigate how terminology describing personal experience can be used in the most effective and powerful way. By working with the users using a Delphi study the research has ensured that the views of the visually impaired end users is successfully transmitted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference proceedings published in the series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 217: Assistive technology, Online ISBN: 9781614995661
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 17784
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Depositing User: Gill Whitney
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 13:29
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 18:28

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