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Understanding and supporting web developers: design and evaluation of a web accessibility information resource (WebAIR)

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Title of host publicationUniversal Design 2016
DateAccepted/In press - 21 Jul 2016
DatePublished (current) - 21 Aug 2016
Pages482-491
Number of pages10
PublisherIOS Press
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Volume229
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper describes the design and evaluation of a Web Accessibility
Information Resource (WebAIR) for supporting web developers to create and
evaluate accessible websites. WebAIR was designed with web developers in mind,
recognising their current working practices and acknowledging their existing
understanding of web accessibility. We conducted an evaluation with 32
professional web developers in which they used either WebAIR or an existing
accessibility information resource, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, to
identify accessibility problems. The findings indicate that several design decisions
made in relation to the language, organisation, and volume of WebAIR were
effective in supporting web developers to undertake web accessibility evaluations.

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