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Online Digital Libraries at Universities: An Inclusive Proposal

  • Amanda Meincke Melo
  • Joseane Giacomelli da Silva
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8011)

Abstract

Information accessibility at online digital libraries is an essential requirement so people can use them independently. These are very common systems at Universities for sharing academic knowledge and for supporting learning. However, information accessibility to people with disabilities is not properly taken into account when designing and maintaining end-user interfaces and content. This paper is part of a broader research that aims at contributing to the implementation of an accessible online digital library system at UNIPAMPA, Brazil, as well as at promoting the universal access on other online digital library systems. Based on the literature review and a case study in Human-Computer Interaction, this research proposes a set of accessibility guidelines to design and maintain online digital libraries. These guidelines should be part of inclusive educational settings.

Keywords

accessible online digital libraries information accessibility universal design inclusive design inclusive education online learning Brazil 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Meincke Melo
    • 1
  • Joseane Giacomelli da Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA)AlegreteBrazil

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