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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Design 2016
Subtitle of host publicationLearning from the past, designing for the future (Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Universal Design, UD2016)
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2016

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