Accessibility and Usability of Websites Intended for People with Disabilities: A Preliminary Study

Emilene Zitkus, Aline C. Brigatto, Ana Lya M. Ferrari, Gabriel H.C. Bonfim, Idinei F.P. Carvalho Filho, Thaís D. Reis, Fausto O. Medola, Luis C. Paschoarelli

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This paper reports a preliminary study evaluating accessibility and usability of a Brazilian government website-the national digital catalogue of assistive technology (CNPTA). Although since 2004 e-government information should be broadly accessible, several studies indicate that web accessibility has not been accomplished in many government websites. This study is part of a research project that analyses whether this negative outcome replicates on government websites intended for people with disabilities. The website was assessed by automated testing and the results were compared to the outcomes from user testing. The paper discusses the findings compared with past studies and not only proposes specific aspects to enhance the website, but also it outlines several points to be considered in the next steps of the research project, as well as in other research that considers web accessibility and usability for blind people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign, User Experience, and Usability
Subtitle of host publicationNovel User Experiences - 5th International Conference, DUXU 2016
EditorsAaron Marcus
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319403557
ISBN (Print)9783319403540
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability: Novel User Experiences - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17 Jul 201622 Jul 2016
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability
Abbreviated titleDUXU 2016


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