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

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Zitkus, Emilene [UNESP]
Brigatto, Aline C. [UNESP]
Ferrari, Ana Lya M. [UNESP]
Bonfim, Gabriel H. C. [UNESP]
Carvalho Filho, Idinei F. P. [UNESP]
Reis, Thais D. [UNESP]
Medola, Fausto O. [UNESP]
Paschoarelli, Luis C. [UNESP]
Marcus, A.
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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.
Blind user, Brazilian government website, Visual impairment, Web development, Accessibility guidelines, Universal design, Inclusive design
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Design, User Experience, And Usability: Novel User Experiences, Pt Ii. Cham: Springer Int Publishing Ag, v. 9747, p. 678-688, 2016.