Conference Paper

Accessibility Guidelines Management Framework.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73283-9_1 Conference: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services, 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007 Held as Part of HCI International 2007 Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007 Proceedings, Part III
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Due to the extensive amount of information regarding web accessibility developed in recent years, developers find difficulties
for creating accessible web applications. Accessibility knowledge management tools can facilitate this task. However, existing
tools do not provide enough support to all the activities of the development process. In this sense, developers have to use
diverse tools focused on different stages and they are also required to search for accessibility information from different
sources. The aim of this paper is to present a framework for managing accessibility guidelines. It serves as a central repository
where developers can search for accessibility guidelines, define new guidelines, and share them with other developers and
evaluating them automatically. Therefore, this framework facilitates developers’ tasks as it gives support to several activities
of different stages throughout the development process.

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    • "Also the accessibility Guidelines Management Framework proposed by [3], serves as a central repository where developers can search for accessibility guidelines (including general web accessibility, as well as those for different application types, end-users and specific user and application type), define new guidelines, and share them with other developers and evaluating them automatically. While the proposed approach does provide answers to personalised Web accessibility, it limits their application for studying richer semantics of personalized Web accessibility assessment (e.g., querying accessibility knowledge both from evaluations and guidelines specification themselves). "
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