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User Experience-UX-and the Web Accessibility Standards

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Author(s): Osama Sohaib | Walayat Hussain | M Khalid Badini

Journal: International Journal of Computer Science Issues
ISSN 1694-0784

Volume: 8;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 584;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: User Experience (UX) | Usability | User-Centered Design (UCD) | Web Accessibility | IJCSI

ABSTRACT
The success of web-based applications depends on how well it is perceive by the end-users. The various web accessibility guidelines have promoted to help improve accessing, understanding the content of web pages. Designing for the total User Experience (UX) is an evolving discipline of the World Wide Web mainstream that focuses on how the end users will work to achieve their target goals. To satisfy end-users, web-based applications must fulfill some common needs like clarity, accessibility and availability. The aim of this study is to evaluate how the User Experience characteristics of web-based application are related to web accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.0, ISO 9241:151 and Section 508).
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