Web Accessibility: An Investigative & Comparative Study of the UK & US University Websites

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Ali, Liaqat and Jahankhani, Hamid 2006. Web Accessibility: An Investigative & Comparative Study of the UK & US University Websites. Proceedings of the AC&T, pp. 23-29
AuthorsAli, Liaqat and Jahankhani, Hamid
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Enabling a Web site to meet the needs and requirements of individuals with disabilities is a
concern for all businesses. The requirement and necessity to make sure electronic accessibility for all
E-learners is now becomes an ever increasing practical, social, moral, and legal obligation in today’s
world. The need and access of the Internet is becoming a requirement for full participation in 21st
century but a spacious number of the people using Internet or E-learners are still remains inaccessible
in the result of failure to follow guidelines when designing Web sites to many parts of the disabled
community. In fact, by the growth of E-Commerce and E-learning, there are so many legal issues
currently raised but one of the burning and least discussed issues is that of Web Accessibility. The
failure of Web accessibility is the major reason to keep out a significant and substantial amount of
world’s population from fully take part and take advantage and benefits in the increased used and
trust on E-Commerce and E-learning.

KeywordsE-Commerce; E-learning; Web accessibility
Year2006
ConferenceProceedings of the AC&T, pp
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Print2006
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Deposited09 Jun 2010
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/act/proceedings/documents/ACT06Proceeding.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/789
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Ali, L. and Jahankhani, H. (2006) ‘Web Accessibility: An Investigative & Comparative Study of the UK & US University Websites’ Proceedings of the AC&T, pp.23-29..

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