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Designing an Accessible Web Technology

Mouka, Jacob Designing an Accessible Web Technology. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Mouka, Jacob
Abstract:

This project considered the limitations of accessibility in web technology and screen readers. It was an attempt to create a framework for building web pages and applications that would have accessibility built in and make development easier. It also involved building a prototype screen navigator that demonstrated ways of overcoming the shortcomings of current screen readers. The final demonstration was an email web client built using this framework. The purpose of the email web application was to explore the viability, benefits and limitations of the framework’s method of creating web applications, and to test the usefulness of the prototype screen navigator. The findings for the framework were that it has benefits, for both the users of assistive technologies and developers, but there remain gaps, ideas and questions for further exploration. The prototype navigator made interacting with the dynamic application fairly easy and efficient.

Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 14:56
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 14:56
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/157

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