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Title: Integrating accessibility and functional requirements
Authors: Baguma, Rehema
Stone, R.G.
Lubega, Jude T.
van der Weide, Th.P.
Keywords: Web accessibility
Web accessibility requirements
Functional requirements
Non functional requirements
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Citation: BAGUMA, R. ... et al, 2009. Integrating accessibility and functional requirements. IN: Stephanidis, G. (ed.). Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services. 5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009 San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009. Proceedings, Part III. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5616, pp.635-644.
Series/Report no.: Lecture Notes in Computer Science;5616
Abstract: Initial research on Web accessibility was focused on testing completed Web pages. More recently, the focus is moving to integrating accessibility features into coding tools such as Dreamweaver 8 and plugins notably LIFT. Thus accessibility is being considered slightly earlier in the development process. However, the state of Web accessibility is still disappointing even on websites that have followed the guidelines and or used evaluation and coding tools. We are proposing an approach to start considering accessibility much earlier. Our purpose is to address accessibility in the context of what is to be done and who will be participating. In this paper, we present views of Web developers about this approach. We then show (using a case study) how Web developers can elicit accessibility requirements alongside functional requirements and integrate the two to obtain conceptual models with explicit traces of accessibility requirements integrated with functional requirements. Finally we discuss lessons learnt from the case study and common benefits of the approach for Web accessibility and Web projects.
Description: This conference paper was published in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science [© Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg]. The final publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/j386481078533rpq/
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02713-0_67
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/6100
ISBN: 9783642027123
ISSN: 0302-9743
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