Adaptation of a Methodology for the Design of Accessible Web Sites
Edson Rufino de Souza, Escola de Design - Centro Universitario da Cidade, Brazil ; Bruna Soares Xavier de Barros, Zacarias Xavier de Barros, Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas UNESP, Brazil
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This study presents a proposal for adaptation of an interactive systems design methodology called Usability Engineering Lifecycle. An adaptation of this methodology aims to specify its application solely to web sites and to exclusively aid web projects focused on accessibility and universal design. Thus, web sites designed with this adapted methodology must allow full access to disabled persons and individuals with differentiated physical, perceptive and motor skills, regardless of appliance or user agent. To do so, the methodology was analyzed in detail and then improvements particularizing and increasing its efficiency in the previously established context are suggested, based both on accessibility principles and research about Human-Computer Interaction and Ergonomics.
Souza, E.R.d., de Barros, B.S.X. & Barros, Z.X.d. (2009). Adaptation of a Methodology for the Design of Accessible Web Sites. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4314-4318). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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