A web accessibility auditing instrument to assist novice evaluators

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/96145
Title:
A web accessibility auditing instrument to assist novice evaluators
Book Title:
Proceedings of world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education 2009
Authors:
Bailey, C. (Christopher); Pearson, E. J. (Elaine)
Editors:
Bastiaens, T. (Theo); Dron, J. (Jon); Xin, C. (Cindy)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Bailey, C. and Pearson, E. J. (2009) 'A web accessibility auditing instrument to assist novice evaluators', World conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education (ELEARN) 2009, Vancouver, Canada, October 26, in Bastiaens, T., Dron, J. and Xin, C. (eds) Proceedings of world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education 2009. Chesapeake: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, pp.1527-1531.
Publisher:
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Conference:
World conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education (ELEARN) 2009, Vancouver, Canada, October 26, 2009
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/96145
Abstract:
The ubiquitous nature of the internet and the diversity of user groups means that established techniques for accessibility evaluation may need to evolve in order to be effective. This paper describes the development of a prototype web accessibility auditing instrument, known as the Accessibility Evaluation Assistant (AEA) designed to assist novice auditors in the process of an accessibility evaluation for specific user groups. The audience for such a tool would be undergraduate and postgraduate computing students, small businesses and charitable organisations, all of which are likely to have a limited knowledge of web accessibility, or lack the resources to have professional accessibility evaluations. The software directs the auditor through a series of tailored checks based on a particular user group, as well as the content and specific features of the website. This process enables the auditor to draw more accurate conclusions about the relative severity of potential issues, and facilitates their effective prioritization.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings; Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
web accessiblity; auditing instrument; evaluators; novice; computing students; small businesses
ISBN:
1880094762
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 09/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 09/04/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBailey, C. (Christopher)en
dc.contributor.authorPearson, E. J. (Elaine)en
dc.contributor.editorBastiaens, T. (Theo)en
dc.contributor.editorDron, J. (Jon)en
dc.contributor.editorXin, C. (Cindy)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-09T12:20:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-09T12:20:13Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.isbn1880094762-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/96145-
dc.description.abstractThe ubiquitous nature of the internet and the diversity of user groups means that established techniques for accessibility evaluation may need to evolve in order to be effective. This paper describes the development of a prototype web accessibility auditing instrument, known as the Accessibility Evaluation Assistant (AEA) designed to assist novice auditors in the process of an accessibility evaluation for specific user groups. The audience for such a tool would be undergraduate and postgraduate computing students, small businesses and charitable organisations, all of which are likely to have a limited knowledge of web accessibility, or lack the resources to have professional accessibility evaluations. The software directs the auditor through a series of tailored checks based on a particular user group, as well as the content and specific features of the website. This process enables the auditor to draw more accurate conclusions about the relative severity of potential issues, and facilitates their effective prioritization.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Educationen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 09/04/2010]en
dc.subjectweb accessiblityen
dc.subjectauditing instrumenten
dc.subjectevaluatorsen
dc.subjectnoviceen
dc.subjectcomputing studentsen
dc.subjectsmall businessesen
dc.titleA web accessibility auditing instrument to assist novice evaluatorsen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.title.bookProceedings of world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education 2009en
dc.identifier.conferenceWorld conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education (ELEARN) 2009, Vancouver, Canada, October 26, 2009en
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 09/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardBailey, C. and Pearson, E. J. (2009) 'A web accessibility auditing instrument to assist novice evaluators', World conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education (ELEARN) 2009, Vancouver, Canada, October 26, in Bastiaens, T., Dron, J. and Xin, C. (eds) Proceedings of world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education 2009. Chesapeake: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, pp.1527-1531.-
prism.startingPage1527-
prism.endingPage1531-
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