Understanding the impact of web layout and emotional changes towards navigation behaviour among visually impaired users

Bavani Ramayah, Azizah Jaafar

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Abstract

Facebook is the largest social network and it’s widely used by everyone. Facebook consists of webpages designed in modular layouts. Assistive technologies such as screen readers not able interpret the content in complex layout to visually impaired (VI) users. This causes lots of troubles to VI users. In order to understand the impact of layout to VI users’ navigation behavior, we conducted a comparison study of how VI users navigate in Facebook desktop and mobile version. Besides, this article examines the relationships between users’ emotions and their navigation behavior in complex layout. The result shows that VI users prefer Facebook mobile version compares to desktop version. The study revealed that there is a strong relationship between users’ emotions and their navigation behavior. The understanding of VI users’ navigation behavior and their emotions changes can help web designers to bridge the gap between the user and system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Volume76
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015

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Keywords

  • Emotion
  • Facebook
  • Modular layout
  • Visually impaired users

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Understanding the impact of web layout and emotional changes towards navigation behaviour among visually impaired users. / Ramayah, Bavani; Jaafar, Azizah.

In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Vol. 76, No. 3, 30.06.2015, p. 289-295.

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