Accessibility evaluation using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Mohd Isa, Ahmad Iqbal Hakim Suhaimi, Nadhirah Ariffrn, Nurul Fatimah Ishak, Nadilah Mohd Ralim

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The Homestay websites in Malaysia are gaining popularity, locally and abroad. Thus, it is imperative that it should be designed by using the proper accessibility guidelines However, the current accessibility state of the Homestay websites in Malaysia is still unknown. The main objective of this research is to investigate the accessibility of Homestay websites in Malaysia. There are 328 samples of Homestay websites in Malaysia gathered from www.carihomestay.net portal. The evaluation was done from 15th April 2014 to 15th June 2014 by using an automated evaluation tool (Achecker) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The results show that there are six top critical accessibility errors; (i) Non-text Content: IMG, ALT TEXT (1.1.1), (ii) Info &Relationships: INPUT (1.3.1), (iii) Contrast: LINK, TEXT COLOR (1.4.3), (iv) Link Purpose: ANCHOR, TEXT (2.4.4), (v) Language of Page: HTML (3.1.1) and (vi) Labels or Instructions: BODY, INPUT (3.3.2). This research provides several recommendations to improve the accessibility levels for Homestay websites in Malaysia. Future research includes accessibility evaluation for different genre of websites and applications that are being used in the blended learning environment.

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Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509026319
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StatePublished - Feb 16 2017
Event4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: Aug 23 2016Aug 25 2016

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Other4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityMelaka
Period8/23/168/25/16

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  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Isa, W. A. R. W. M., Suhaimi, A. I. H., Ariffrn, N., Ishak, N. F., & Ralim, N. M. (2017). Accessibility evaluation using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. In Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016 (pp. 1-4). [7857924] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. DOI: 10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857924

Accessibility evaluation using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. / Isa, Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Mohd; Suhaimi, Ahmad Iqbal Hakim; Ariffrn, Nadhirah; Ishak, Nurul Fatimah; Ralim, Nadilah Mohd.

Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 1-4 7857924.

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Isa, WARWM, Suhaimi, AIH, Ariffrn, N, Ishak, NF & Ralim, NM 2017, Accessibility evaluation using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. in Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016., 7857924, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1-4, 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016, Melaka, Malaysia, 8/23/16. DOI: 10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857924
Isa WARWM, Suhaimi AIH, Ariffrn N, Ishak NF, Ralim NM. Accessibility evaluation using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. In Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.2017. p. 1-4. 7857924. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857924
Isa, Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Mohd ; Suhaimi, Ahmad Iqbal Hakim ; Ariffrn, Nadhirah ; Ishak, Nurul Fatimah ; Ralim, Nadilah Mohd. / Accessibility evaluation using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 1-4
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