University website accessibility for totally blind users

Mohammed Saleh Hassouna, Noraidah Sahari @ Ashaari, Amirah Ismail

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Abstract

Researchers have discovered significant faults in the accessibility of university websites, especially for visually-impaired users. To determine the requirements for totally blind users, this study conducted a comprehensive literature review and accessibility evaluation on 15 Palestinian university websites. The determined factors were used in designing an accessible web page prototype. An online questionnaire was constructed to evaluate the accessibility of the prototype from the blind users' perspective. From the evaluation of 16 blind participants, it was found that the prototype was highly accessible (mean score 4.19). The regression analysis test was utilised to determine the relationship between the items and the main principles of accessibility. The results show that there are statistically significant differences between these items. In conclusion, the accessibility factors have been indirectly validated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-80
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Information and Communication Technology
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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Keywords

  • Prototype evaluation
  • Totally blind
  • WCAG 2.0
  • Web accessibility

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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University website accessibility for totally blind users. / Hassouna, Mohammed Saleh; Sahari @ Ashaari, Noraidah; Ismail, Amirah.

In: Journal of Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 16, No. 1, 01.06.2017, p. 63-80.

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