The web navigation barriers facing by blind users in social networking sites

Bavani Ramayah, Azizah Jaafar, Noor Faezah Mohd Yatim

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Abstract

Social Networking sites (SNS) are increasingly attracting attention of everyone including blind users. However, some navigation barriers make them to stay away from SNS. A preliminary study was conducted to understand and to explore blind users' navigation barriers in SNS. In this study, ten blind users who are using screen reader were interviewed and their activities on their favorite social networking web sites are discussed. This study revealed that complexity of web pages, CAPTCHA, AJAX in SNS become the main factors of their web navigation barrier. Based on findings from qualitative survey, a comparative analysis was performed with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-309
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Blind
  • Navigation
  • Screen reader
  • Social networking sites
  • WCAG

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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The web navigation barriers facing by blind users in social networking sites. / Ramayah, Bavani; Jaafar, Azizah; Mohd Yatim, Noor Faezah.

In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2014, p. 304-309.

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Ramayah, Bavani ; Jaafar, Azizah ; Mohd Yatim, Noor Faezah. / The web navigation barriers facing by blind users in social networking sites. In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology. 2014 ; Vol. 61, No. 2. pp. 304-309.
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