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Web Accessibility of Major Korean Web sites (국내 주요 웹사이트의 접근성에 관한 분석)

  • Lee, Yang-Kyu
    • Journal of Information Technology Applications and Management
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    • v.12 no.4
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    • pp.33-44
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    • 2005
  • Universal accessibility of web sites Is critical in a highly interconnected world. The web site should be usable by anyone, regardless of Individual capabilities and disabilities. But in reality, the users with disabilities are discriminated by inaccessible wed sites. This research analyze the accessibility of major web sites of Korea based on World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guideline 1.0. The result shows that the average number of accessibility errors per web site is 2.77 much higher than that of Unites States. Automated testing and manual testing of web accessibility provides complementary results.

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Web Accessibility Evaluation of Korean Museum Websites (국내 미술관 사이트의 웹 접근성 평가)

  • Yun, Eun Young;Lee, Hwa Sei
    • Journal of Korea Multimedia Society
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    • v.19 no.10
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    • pp.1816-1828
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    • 2016
  • Museums have recently been expanding their roles as education providers to use websites to provide a variety of information and services including educational programs. In order to better perform their roles as education providers, it is important for museums to commit themselves to making their websites accessible and easy for everyone to use, in compliance with web accessibility. 20 of museum websites were chosen to study the state of web accessibility of domestic museum websites, and were evaluated by using an automated web accessibility evaluation tool called the K-WAH 4.4. And then, we analyze the compliance rates of web accessibility based on 6 Requirements in the KWCAG 2.1. As a Result, only two museums satisfy the compliance rates on 6 Requirements and national & public museums are higher than private museums in compliance rates. So, to improve web accessibility, we comply with accessibility guidelines and design web contents. After witch we should improve web accessibility by modifying insufficient requirements immediately through periodical evaluations.

A Study On Web Contents Accessibility of Hospital Web Sites in Korea (국내 의료기관의 규모별 웹 콘텐츠 접근성 현황에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Jong-Min;Ryu, Hwang-Gun
    • The Korean Journal of Health Service Management
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    • v.4 no.2
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    • pp.33-46
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    • 2010
  • In this study, we investigated web contents accessibility of 60 hospital web sites in Korea. The eight evaluation criteria were used for estimating the web contents accessibility of the web sites. These criteria were as follows: providing an alternative text, providing caption for moving picture, providing a skip navigation, usage of pop-up windows, usage of a summary or a caption tag for data table, providing a page title, providing a label for online form, and usage of java scripts. K-WAH 3.0 was used for estimating five evaluation criteria. According to Internet web contents accessibility guideline 1.0, we estimated the rest three evaluation criteria manually and described good or bad examples for the evaluation results technically. The results show that the web accessibility of hospital web sites is generally insufficient and the constant interests in improvement for accessibility are urgently needed.

A study on the evaluation and improvement of web accessibility and usability of Korea government department websites (국내 중앙행정기관 웹사이트의 접근성과 사용성 평가 및 개선방안 연구)

  • Moon, Tae-Eun;Moon, Hyung-Nam
    • 한국경영정보학회:학술대회논문집
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    • pp.786-793
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    • 2008
  • This research is carried out being divided into a first evaluation and second evaluation. A Study is carried out on first, the accessibility compliance level of Korea government department websites and second, whether the site which complies well with web accessibility increases web usability for users through a web usability evaluation. The evaluation result, web sites which comply well with the web accessibility guidelines were observed to increase web usability for both normal and disabled people but web sites which do not comply well were observed to lower the web usability making the web sites unavailable or inconvenient to use. Therefore, it can be concluded that there is a very close interrelationship between web accessibility and usability and thus compliance with web accessibility is not an option but a mandatory requirement.

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A Study on Web Accessibility Evaluation (웹 접근성 평가에 관한 연구)

  • Kwon, Young-Jik;Zhang, Hongwei
    • Journal of the Korea Industrial Information Systems Research
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    • v.14 no.5
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    • pp.155-168
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    • 2009
  • A website should be developed by considering web accessibility for being possible to access the Internet without any difficulties through the Web. In order to do this, after evaluating web accessibility with targeted 15 web sites based on KWCAG 1.0 which is a guideline of Korean type web contents accessibility and WCAG 2.0 which is a guideline of W3C's web serviceability by using KADO-WAH 2.0, this paper suggests improvements of web accessibility after deriving problems of web accessibility according to a web site type.

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Analyses of Factors Affecting Accessible Website Design (웹 접근성을 준수한 웹 사이트 제작에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Kang, Young-Moo;Hong, Soon-Goo;Kim, Dong-Wan;Cha, Yoon-Sook
    • Journal of Information Technology Services
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    • v.11 no.1
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    • pp.1-14
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    • 2012
  • The Web accessibility compliance rate of public organizations and private enterprises is still low due to the lack of awareness of Web accessibility by website developers and managers in spite of the fact that web accessibility compliance became mandatory in 2008. Web developers and managers think the website visual quality might be compromised or the website requires more development time and budget in order to comply with the web accessibility guidelines. Therefore, this paper has analyzed whether developers with various training in web accessibility or experience on website development have different perception on time, cost and design issues for developing accessible websites. For this purpose, 72 Web developers with hand-on experience working for website development companies in Korea were sent to the questionaries. The results have indicated that the group of developers with many hours of training in web accessibility and rich experience on website development perceives that they can develop accessible website without additional cost and time or compromising design quality. The contributions of this paper are following: (1) proving the widely recognized perception on budget, time, and design for developing accessible website is incorrect and (2) motivating further research on this subject in the future.

Analysis of Perception on the Web Accessibility Education for Information Teachers of Vocational High Schools (국내 전문계 고등학교 정보교사의 웹 접근성 교육에 대한 인식 분석)

  • Kang, Young-Moo;Hong, Soon-Goo;Park, Seong-Je;Lee, Hyun-Mi
    • The Journal of Korean Association of Computer Education
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    • v.13 no.5
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    • pp.39-49
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    • 2010
  • The importance of web accessibility becomes important due to a legal obligation to comply with web accessibility. However, there are few educational programs developed on web accessibility for vocational high schools in Korea. In this study, to explore the future possibilities of web accessibility curriculum the survey with information teachers of 97 vocational high schools was conducted along with review of the curriculums of the domestic and foreign web accessibility educational programs. The survey results indicate that (1) the information teachers have only basic conceptual understandings on web accessibility and (2) they have little intention on teaching web accessibility at their vocational high schools due to current educational conditions and the lack of web accessibility knowledge. The results of this study could be employed as references for the web and web accessibility educational courses at the vocational high schools.

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The status and improvement method of Web Accessibility on Government web sites for visually impaired people (시각장애인의 정부 홈페이지 접근실태 및 제고방안)

  • Hyeon, Jun-Ho;Lee, Yun-Hui;Hong, Gyeong-Sun
    • 한국디지털정책학회:학술대회논문집
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    • pp.229-244
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    • 2004
  • The purpose of this paper is to find the method to improve the web accessibility of Korean Government's web sites through the investigation on the evaluation result of visually impaired people and the accessibility evaluation tool. Twenty five Korean Governments' web sites are chosen for this experiment. First, all of the sites are evaluated by accessibility evaluation tool (A-Prompt) based on Priority one of the Web Contents Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 of W3C. Second, three visually impaired people tried to find information or resister for the sites to check the accessibility. All of the sites are failed to conform to WCAG 1.0 and most of those are not accessible to information. The last part of this paper presents the method to improve the web accessibility of the Government's web sites.

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A Study on Current State of Web Content Accessibility on General Hospital Websites in Korea (국내 종합병원의 웹 접근성 실태에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Yong-Seob;Oh, Kun-Seok
    • Journal of Internet Computing and Services
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    • v.11 no.3
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    • pp.87-103
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    • 2010
  • In the study, we introduce the trend in domestic and foreign web accessibility, as well as the legal system that ensures web accessibility. Based on Korean Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (KWCAG)1.0, we investigated the web content accessibility of 80 tertiary health-care hospitals and general hospitals in Korea. We evaluated accessibility by combining accessibility-based criteria (ABC) with usability-based criteria (UBC). ABC was limited to an alternative text for Guideline 1, using a small number of frames and keyboard accessibility for Guideline 2. UBC checked the voice service (TTS), resizing text, providing multi-lingual websites, and disclosing web accessibility policy. KADO-WAH2.0 was used for representing the compliance rate. The evaluation result was a considerable improvement from previous results, even though the rate of compliance with web accessibility was generally insufficient. There was a significant difference between those medical centers which did and did not comply with web accessibility. Incidentally, many hospitals were found to have attempted to confront and come to terms with web accessibility. In future, the following factors are advisable for medical centers with publicity or public interest: they must employ active and aggressive promotion of establishment of independent accessibility guidelines to secure web accessibility, they should effect an improvement of the realization of web accessibility, there can be constant education and promotion, and there can be an institutional supplementation, as well as others.

The trends analysis of foreign polices related to web accessibility and suggestions for improving web accessibility in Korea (웹 접근성 관련 해외 정책동향 및 우리의 대응방안)

  • Hyun, Joon-Ho;Choi, Doo-Jin
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.129-145
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    • 2003
  • The purpose of this paper is to analyze the trends of policies and law related to web accessibility in developed countries such as U.S, U.K, Australia, Japan and EU and then propose polices to improve web accessibility in Korea. The results of the paper are as follows : First, the awareness promotion programs, i.e seminars, campaigns, contests, etc., should be provided. Second, Korean standards and guidelines which have specific information should be made to improve web accessibility, Third, Web accessibility specialist should be trained. Finally, Law and regulation related to web accessibility should be amended as the Section 508.

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