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Website accessibility performance evaluation in Malaysia

Jati, H. and Dominic P, Dhanapal Durai (2008) Website accessibility performance evaluation in Malaysia. In: International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim, 26 August 2008 through 29 August 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Website accessibility is one of the most important issues in improving internet usage. Website accessibility is defined as the ability of the website to serve user with disabilities, especially blind people in accessing the internet. Nowadays, a variety of websites accessibility test tools are provided on-line. This research aims to evaluate the websites accessibility in Malaysia using Tawdish, an on-line accessibility test tool which provides relatively complete analysis of website accessibility. The totals of 90 websites are studied in this research which includes education, government, and business websites, with the assumption that those websites should have good accessibility. The results of this study show that majority of Malaysian websites did not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) criteria. © 2008 IEEE.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Information technology; Usability engineering; World Wide Web; Accessibility test tools; Blind peoples; Business web sites; Internet usages; Malaysia; Malaysians; Performance evaluations; Web content accessibility guidelines; Web sites; Website accessibilities; Internet
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Computer Information Sciences
ID Code:107
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Dhanapal Durai Dominic P
Deposited On:23 Feb 2010 14:03
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:26

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