A Study on Web Accessibility Status of Metropolitan and Provincial Offices of Education from the Universal Design View

유니버설 디자인 관점에서 본 국내 시도 교육청의 웹 접근성 실태에 관한 연구

  • Seo, Mi-Ra (Dept. of Game Engineering, TongMyong University)
  • 서미라 (동명대학교 게임공학과)
  • Received : 2013.04.26
  • Accepted : 2013.05.20
  • Published : 2013.05.31


Due to the enforcement of a law about disability nondiscrimination and rights protection in 2008, the web accessibility has become an obligation. According to a survey targeting public sectors such as central administrative organization, local autonomous entity and etc., the level of compliance with web accessibility appeared to be improved every year. However, such legal mechanism focuses on the improvement of convenience for disabled people only and does not meet the concept of universal design that aims to satisfy every user. Therefore, this study verifies the status of web accessibility on 17 homepages of metropolitan and provincial offices of education. The status survey was carried out with 3 steps: 1) Verification through automated verification tool by National Information Society Agency, 2) Verification through Web Content Accessibility Guidelines(UD-WCAG) that adopts the concept of universal design, 3) Verification by using screen reader. Compared to the verification through automated verification tool, the overall compliance rate verified through UD-WCAG was reported lower.


Web accessibility;Web content accessibility guidelines;Education office in-local;Universal design