Web accessibility as a side effect

John T. Richards*, Kyle Montague, Vicki L. Hanson

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Abstract

This paper explores evidence for the conjecture that improvements in Web accessibility have arisen, in part, as side effects of changes in Web technology and associated shifts in the way Web pages are designed and coded. Drawing on an earlier study of Web accessibility trends over the past 14 years, it discusses several possible indirect contributors to improving accessibility including the use of new browser capabilities to create more sophisticated page layouts, a growing concern with improved page rank in search results, and a shift toward crossdevice content design. Understanding these examples may inspire the creation of additional technologies with incidental accessibility benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Pages79-86
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2012 - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 201224 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Conference

Conference14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder, CO
Period22/10/1224/10/12

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