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Interactive Search Engine Interface for Visually Impaired Users: A Heuristic Evaluation of Accessibility and Usability Aspects [article]

Aboubakr Aqle, Kamran Khowaja, Dena Al-Thani
2019 arXiv   pre-print
InteractSE was evaluated by experts using Nielsen's heuristics and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for its usability and accessibility.  ...  The results show that Nielsen's heuristics and WCAG 2.0 guidelines contributed to identifying several usability problems, which might have missed out if either of them was used alone.  ...  The usability evaluation was carried out with experts in the field of HCI and accessibility using a set of heuristics by Nielsen and a set of WCAG 2.0 guidelines.  ... 
arXiv:1808.09885v2 fatcat:bkcjogdozjd3fiedpbuafxlxwy

Beyond "Usability and User Experience" , Towards an Integrative Heuristic Inspection: from Accessibility to Persuasiveness in the UX Evaluation A Case Study on an Insurance Prospecting Tablet Application [article]

Eric Brangier, Véronique Senderowicz, Laurent Cessat
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Thus, we suggest to go beyond that by opting for what we have called an Integrative Heu-ristic Inspection that takes into account issues of: accessibility, usability, emotions \& motivation and persuasion  ...  Heuristic inspections are often carried out in a rather restrictive manner in the sense that they often address one or two of User Experience aspects.  ...  We thank Stéphane Lermechain and Kien Nguyen for their contributions to this study.  ... 
arXiv:1806.11291v1 fatcat:emg4cic4r5ftlc3qwwbc5rvkte

The Usability of Web Accessibility Guidelines: An Approach for Evaluation [chapter]

Maria Kapsi, Evangelos Vlachogiannis, Jenny Darzentas, Thomas Spyrou
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
2.0), and 3) proposes an approach for an evaluation of the usability of accessibility guidelines.  ...  More specifically, the paper: 1) rethinks Web Accessibility Evaluation notion and its abstract requirements, 2) investigates the usability of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0 and WCAG  ...  A Preliminary Comparative Evaluation of WCAG 1.0 and 2.0 Aiming at investigating the usability of both WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0, a comparative study of a single web page took place as part of a final year  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02713-0_76 fatcat:bdsh7swsindlxikgmq66yejs3i

Research-derived web design guidelines for older people

Sri Kurniawan, Panayiotis Zaphiris
2005 Proceedings of the 7th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility - Assets '05  
) were employed as a means for obtaining a revised and more robust set of guidelines.  ...  A group of older Web users were then involved in evaluating the usefulness of the guidelines. To provide evaluation context for these users, two websites targeted to older people were used.  ...  A heuristic evaluation is defined as a "usability inspection method, which analyses user interfaces for usability" [15] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/1090785.1090810 dblp:conf/assets/KurniawanZ05 fatcat:3w2twznjmve4fof7benjavd3s4

Guidelines are only half of the story

Christopher Power, André Freire, Helen Petrie, David Swallow
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '12  
The results showed that only 50.4% of the problems encountered by users were covered by Success Criteria in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).  ...  These results show that few developers are implementing the current version of WCAG, and even when the guidelines are implemented on websites there is little indication that people with disabilities will  ...  Freire was supported by CNPq -Brazilian Ministry of Science, grant 200859/2008-0.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2207676.2207736 dblp:conf/chi/PowerFPS12 fatcat:6it4t3g2bnhx3i7otwqvwvdeka

Contextual web accessibility - maximizing the benefit of accessibility guidelines

David Sloan, Andy Heath, Fraser Hamilton, Brian Kelly, Helen Petrie, Lawrie Phipps
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 international cross-disciplinary workshop on Web accessibility (W4A) Building the mobile web: rediscovering accessibility? - W4A  
The persistently disappointingly low levels of usability of Web content for disabled people indicates that focusing on the adoption of accessibility guidelines by content authors, tool developers and policy  ...  We argue that while work to optimize the accessibility of the World Wide Web through the publication and dissemination of a range of guidelines is of great importance, there is also the need for a more  ...  So for example a simple Web site may make use of well-established guidelines such as WCAG and Nielsen's usability heuristics to develop a simple solution.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1133219.1133242 dblp:conf/w4a/SloanHHKPP06 fatcat:bbtszrjurnfppop4gejmkdc5wi

Web Accessibility in Romania: The Conformance of Municipal Web Sites to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

2012 Informatică economică  
A number of 60 web sites were evaluated against WCAG 2.0 recommendations. The analysis of results reveals a relatively low web accessibility of municipal web sites and highlights several aspects.  ...  Firstly, a slight progress in web accessibility was noticed as regarded the sample evaluated in 2010.  ...  Acknowledgement This work was carried on in the framework of the Eureka Cluster ITEA2 European project USIXML (08026) funded by UEFISCDI under the PNCDI II Innovation Program 294E.  ... 
doaj:94a76122709e40278d171b0f02729462 fatcat:rluxzsqfxzchzkkuanly7xsarm

Preliminary Evaluation of Interactive Search Engine Interface for Visually Impaired Users

Aboubakr Aqle, Kamran Khowaja, Dena Al-Thani
2020 IEEE Access  
InteractSE was evaluated by experts using Nielsen's heuristics and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for its usability and accessibility.  ...  The results show that Nielsen's heuristics and WCAG 2.0 guidelines contributed to identifying several usability problems, which might have missed out if either of them was used alone.  ...  Mada's support has had a huge impact on the quality of work produced in this project.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2977593 fatcat:aymgc33ts5cbnebgftixn2hojq

A challenge to web accessibility metrics and guidelines

Martyn Cooper, David Sloan, Brian Kelly, Sarah Lewthwaite
2012 Proceedings of the International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility - W4A '12  
This paper argues that web accessibility is not an intrinsic characteristic of a digital resource but is determined by complex political, social and other contextual factors, as well as technical aspects  ...  The authors describe the value of standards such as BS 8878 which focus on best practices for the process of developing web products and include a user focus.  ...  Heuristic and end-user evaluation may then be used to reveal more in-depth aspects of underlying barriers.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2207016.2207028 dblp:conf/w4a/CooperSKL12 fatcat:5w74zusl3fgjvpojdpafenbxhe

Developing Heuristics for Evaluating the Accessibility of Digital Library Interfaces [chapter]

Mexhid Ferati, Wondwossen M. Beyene
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Designing their interfaces to include broader range of users has been a challenge, partly because to evaluate their accessibility, access to participants is a difficult part.  ...  The final set of heuristics proposed is consisted of sixteen items tailored specifically to evaluate the accessibility of digital library interfaces.  ...  Comparison of Existing Web Accessibility and Digital Library Heuristics In order to develop heuristics for the purposes of evaluating the accessibility of digital library interfaces, we studied relevant  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58706-6_14 fatcat:usgfbbowfveqpgbxqccd7puogy

Including Heterogeneous Web Accessibility Guidelines in the Development Process [chapter]

Myriam Arrue, Markel Vigo, Julio Abascal
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Therefore, sharing, extending and searching for adequate accessibility guidelines as well as evaluating web accessibility according to different sets of guidelines become simpler tasks.  ...  The main components of the framework are the guidelines management tool and the flexible evaluation module.  ...  Acknowledgements Work of Markel Vigo is funded by the Department of Education, Universities and Research of Basque Government.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-92698-6_37 fatcat:jbkbol2gqvhxzo2dpdeio3m6qy

Evaluation of e-commerce websites accessibility and usability: an e-commerce platform analysis with the inclusion of blind users

Ramiro Gonçalves, Tânia Rocha, José Martins, Frederico Branco, Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira
2017 Universal Access in the Information Society  
In a third phase, three usability specialists have been used to perform a heuristic evaluation of the chosen website.  ...  The results showed that the platform had a good score regarding the automatic evaluation; however, when the heuristic and manual evaluations were performed, some accessibility and usability problems were  ...  Usability: heuristic evaluation In the first stage of usability evaluation, we performed a heuristic evaluation, where two types of data were collected: quantitative, where we recorded the number of noncompliances  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-017-0557-5 fatcat:zgc4eqr2vbctlaeafns62tj4ye

Evaluation of the effectiveness of a tool to support novice auditors

Christopher Bailey, Elaine Pearson
2012 Proceedings of the International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility - W4A '12  
The results of evaluations produced using both AEA and Conformance Review methods were examined and comparisons made of quality factors such as effectiveness, reliability, efficiency and usefulness.  ...  The Accessibility Evaluation Assistant (AEA) is a web accessibility knowledge management tool designed specifically to assist novice auditors in conducting an accessibility evaluation.  ...  The user can carry out an accessibility evaluation from a range of pre-defined guideline sets, and can select which individual guidelines within a set are used.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2207016.2207044 dblp:conf/w4a/BaileyP12 fatcat:y7xjnuxphjgytpzvhef5xvnk7m

A Comparative Analysis of Automated Web Site Evaluation Tools

Youwei Wang, Dall Kim
2004 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems  
Although there are guidelines and tips for designing a good web site, usability and accessability remain critical issues to be addressed by non-experts.  ...  Web sites have become a primary means of commerce and information exchange. Majority of web sites are designed by non-experts.  ...  Conformance evaluation generally checks which level of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines(WCAG; W3C WCAG 2.0) a web site satisfies.  ... 
dblp:conf/pacis/WangK04 fatcat:vszuqmbdhvdnpmoefwn6fahchu

A Heuristic Method to Evaluate Web Accessibility for Users with Low Vision

Patricia Acosta-Vargas, Luis Salvador-Ullauri, Sergio Lujan-Mora
2019 IEEE Access  
accessible and inclusive websites because they do not comply with the accessibility guidelines of the WCAG 2.1.  ...  [25] conducted an accessibility assessment using Webometrics criteria and WCAG 2.0 guidelines.  ...  Her research interests include engineering, education, banking, health, social, government, web accessibility metrics, and heuristics.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2939068 fatcat:j4wnc6d2vrhwjm66msyqoa74rm
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