Students ability to use heuristics for accessibility evaluation

Nicky Danino, Gavin Sim

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This paper describes a small study examining students ability to evaluate the accessibility of a government website using heuristics. Twenty one students studying an undergraduate module in web development performed the evaluations. The results showed that despite their lack of experience all evaluators were able to perform the evaluation and identify at least one issue. Further studies will compare the effectiveness of the students with automated evaluators and examine any possible effect the order in which the heuristics are presented may have on the classification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications
Place of PublicationWaynesville, NC
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781880094624
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


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