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How to Overcome the Challenges of Developing Responsive and Accessible Websites – A Case Study

  • Marcelo AnjosEmail author
  • Fernanda Pellegrini
  • Fabiana Florentin
  • Valeska Alves
  • Daniele Zandona
  • Bruno Ribeiro
  • Walter Correia
  • Jonysberg Quintino
  • Jefté Macêdo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 972)

Abstract

This paper aims to discuss the challenges of developing and validating an accessible and responsive web site based on SIDI’s experience in creating and validating the GuAMA - Guide to the Development of Accessible Mobile Applications web site. The first versions of that web site (GuAMA) did not present nor responsive nor accessible characteristics, but during 2017 and the first months of 2018, we work to obtain them by considering the established web development standards, such as the W3C [1] and the BBC [2] guidelines. We will discuss the reasons for supporting both browsers on computer and smartphone, and also support for Windows and Android screen readers. We will show examples of HTML tags used to serve both platforms and how tests were made to ensure that changes to suit a given screen reader did not affect the operation of another.

Keywords

Accessibility Accessible website Responsive Visual impaired people 

References

  1. 1.
    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
  2. 2.
    Accessibility Standards and Guidelines (BBC Guideline). http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/futuremedia/accessibility/
  3. 3.
    Guide to development of Accessible Mobile Application. http://www.sidi.org.br/guiadeacessibilidade/en/index.html#inicio
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    Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA 1.1). https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/
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Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo Anjos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fernanda Pellegrini
    • 1
  • Fabiana Florentin
    • 1
  • Valeska Alves
    • 1
  • Daniele Zandona
    • 1
  • Bruno Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Walter Correia
    • 2
  • Jonysberg Quintino
    • 2
  • Jefté Macêdo
    • 2
  1. 1.Samsung Institute of Development for Informatics (SIDI)CampinasBrazil
  2. 2.CIn/Samsung ProjectUniversidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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