Addressing Accessibility as Advocacy: Special Needs Users in Industry Web Development Processes

Jenya Edelberg, Gustav Verhulsdonck

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Abstract

In scholarly discussions, industry practices and how they address accessibility are often not emphasized. As accessibility principles are not fully covered by usability heuristics, web accessibility standards, or assistive technologies and browser plug-ins, it is important to address accessibility in industry website development. This article discusses how accessibility is addressed during the industry process of developing websites for clients. We do this in order to raise issues for differently abled users (such as low-vision users) and to introduce a tentative framework for designers in industry to consider such issues in their work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Coalitions. Worldwide, SIGDOC 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages343-346
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450386289
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 12 2021
Event39th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication: Building Coalitions. Worldwide, SIGDOC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2021Oct 14 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 39th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication: Building Coalitions. Worldwide, SIGDOC 2021

Conference

Conference39th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication: Building Coalitions. Worldwide, SIGDOC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/12/2110/14/21

Keywords

  • Keywords Accessibility
  • User Experience Design
  • Web development

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