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A Study on Enhancing Web Accessibility for Visually Impaired People in Public Libraries

시각장애인을 위한 공공도서관의 웹 접근성 제고 방안

  • Published : 2009.09.30

Abstract

In the knowledge and information society, there is an increasing importance of information, being unable to access this information becomes a huge disadvantage. Blind and visually impaired users who are using assistant equipment such as screen readers are the very class that is having trouble accessing the web content that public libraries provide. In this research 10% of each region's libraries were picked as a research sample. Most of the web content that the public libraries provided did not meet the Internet web content accessibility guidelines as a Korean standard. Also evaluation into web accessibility by the visually impaired was also low. This research suggests some solutions for libraries to reduce the disadvantages that are put upon visually impaired people from various views such as perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust.

Keywords

Public Library;Web Accessability;Web Usability;Visually Impaired People

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