OCAD University Open Research Repository

The Inaccessibility of Accessible Web Design: Bringing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to Mainstream Audiences

Typert-Morrison, Chloe (2022) The Inaccessibility of Accessible Web Design: Bringing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to Mainstream Audiences. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Typert-Morrison, Chloe
Abstract:

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) have been around since 1999, yet, as of 2018, less than 10% of websites meet accessibility compliance. The researcher hypothesizes this is because accessibility guidelines are a technical standard for web developers, industry content creators, and accessibility evaluation tool developers but this group of people only makes up a small portion of web content creators. With the use of content management systems (CMS), anyone with an internet connection and email address can create a website. Though some CMS platforms are beginning to integrate accessible design practices, the most common ones do not require content to be accessible to publish websites for public access. Some of these platforms have hard-to-find or missing accessibility features and do not provide descriptions or explanations of accessible design practices for anyone without prior knowledge to follow. This study addresses the knowledge gap in understanding why websites continue to be built inaccessibly by co-designing with the previously overlooked stakeholder group of self-taught web content creators who use CMS platforms. The main goal of this study is to develop a prototype designed to assist these web content creators in understanding and implementing accessibility guidelines without needing prior accessible design knowledge. The widespread implementation of this product would give mainstream audiences the power to create accessible content. This project aims to shift the onus of making content accessible to the content creators rather than the people affected by inaccessible content and inspire change toward a more accessible digital world.

Contributors:
Contribution
Name
Email
Author
Typert-Morrison, Chloe
iamchloetm@gmail.com
Official URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwuyqUW3E9w
Date: 6 May 2022
Projects: The Inaccessibility of Accessible Web Design: Bringing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to Mainstream Audiences
Uncontrolled Keywords: video, sharing, camera phone, video phone, free, upload
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 21:43
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 21:54
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3649

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View