Applying an Approach to Develop Web Applications Considering Accessibility Practices Using Design Rationale

  • Thiago Jabur Bittar
  • Leandro Agostini do Amaral
  • Luanna Lopes Lobato
  • Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 373)


Regardless of the techniques and methods that have been developed to improve web applications, there are still gaps that need to be solved in order to reduce the accessibility barriers. Aiming to contribute to this area, this study presents an controlled experiment to validate an approach which uses Design Rationale. The participants attended an initial training and, after being classified according to their experience and divided into different groups, they were asked to develop a web application. Such process gave rise to useful concerns that were shared among the work teams. This paper reports this experiment and presents relevant contributions to approach accessibility issues.


Web Accessibility Design Rationale 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thiago Jabur Bittar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Leandro Agostini do Amaral
    • 2
  • Luanna Lopes Lobato
    • 1
  • Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Federal de Goiás – UFGBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade de São Paulo – USPBrazil

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