Web accessibility in Ecuador: A new approach to implement policies and creation of the first web observatory

Paola Ingavélez-Guerra, Fátima López-Sojos, Priscila Cabrera-Prieto, Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a complete approach to improve the web accessibility in Ecuador through the adoption of web accessibility policies and the creation of a web accessibility observatory. In the first stage, we made a preliminary study with disabled people to determine their main needs and goals. In the second stage, we have created a corpus of web pages and have proposed a new metric to classify web pages according to their accessibility level. In the final stage, we have implemented the main modules of the web accessibility observatory and have performed an automatic process of validation of the created corpus, using K-means algorithm. The results are promising and provide important ideas for future work. © 2014 WIT Press.
Translated title of the contributionAccesibilidad web en Ecuador: Un nuevo enfoque para implementar políticas y la creación del primer observatorio web
Original languageEnglish
Pages579-586
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventWIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies - , United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceWIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period1/01/14 → …

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