Making Web 2.0 Accessibility Mainstream

Carpenter, Cheris Making Web 2.0 Accessibility Mainstream., 2008 (Unpublished) [Report]


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Research into 'Web 2.0 accessibility' for people with disabilities has recently gained momentum in library and information science studies due to the unique problems disabled individuals face because they must rely on digitized formats. People with disabilities who use assistive technologies are often restricted by incompatibility issues involving software and hardware when retrieving Web content since many resources have been constructed without consideration for disabled users. The result has been a new dilemma emerging for many information centers and libraries regarding how to provide access to Web 2.0 technologies which are not designed for persons with disabilities and are incompatible with many assistive technologies. Careful consideration must be given in the development stage of web design to the layout, navigation and compatibility of different assistive technologies used to view the site.

Item type: Report
Keywords: Web 2.0, disabled users, web accessibility
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BI. User interfaces, usability.
Depositing user: Cheris Carpenter
Date deposited: 20 Aug 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:12


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