An Evaluation of the Accessibility of School and School Board Websites in Ontario

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Increasingly, the ability for people with disabilities to access online content is being recognized as a necessary consideration in website design, particularly for websites in the public sector. This paper investigates the current state of accessibility for school and school board websites in Ontario by evaluating their compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA standards using AChecker. While other studies have looked at post-secondary institutions and other public-sector domains, little research has been done on primary and secondary school websites. It was found that most of the websites examined did not comply with WCAG 2.0 AA, and that the three most common errors resulted from improper or missing alternate text for images, problems with making content distinguishable from the background, and navigation related issues, which is consistent with findings from other domains. Implementing better coding standards and practices, in combination with education of stakeholders would likely resolve many of these errors.

Added on Dec 4, 2017 by smithka
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  WCAG  AChecker  accessibility  user  interface  school  board 
  COMP648 - Advanced Topics in Human-Computer Interaction  
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