Advances in Universal Web Design and Evaluation: Research, Trends and Opportunities, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599040980
  • ISBN-13: 9781599040981
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released January 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

As the Internet has become more pervasive, information disseminated through the Web grows in an exponential rate, creating a call for more universal design so more people from different backgrounds are able to access this information. Advances in Universal Web Design and Evaluation: Research, Trends and Opportunities covers various aspects of universal Web design from disabilities to cultural differences, including various aspects of Web design: prototyping, analysis, and evaluation with an emphasis on universal and inclusive design. Advances in Universal Web Design and Evaluation: Research, Trends and Opportunities highlights several prominent issues in this area such as ageing and gender issues and provides the basis of a framework for the development and evaluation of Web sites for people with special needs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Universal Web Design and Evaluation: Research, Trends and Opportunities: Table of Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Introduction and General Issues.
2: Web Accessibility and the Needs of Users with Disabilities.
3: Failing the Disabled Community: The Continuing Problem of Web Accessibility.
4: The Two Extremes of Life.
5: Designing Children's Multimedia.
6: Bonded Design: A Methodology for Designing with Children.
7: Ageing and Its Implications for Elderly Web Experience.
8: Gender Issues.
9: Gender Issues in HCI Design for Web Access.
10: Interpreting the Female User: How Web Designers Conceptualise Development of Commercial WWW Sites to Satisfy Specific Niche Markets.
11: Cultural Issues.
12: From Computer-Mediated Colonization to Culturally Aware ICT Usage and Design.
13: A Case Study: Creating and Designing a Bilingual Resource Web Site for Somali Immigrants.
14: Accommodating Disabilities.
15: Web Site Design for People with Dementia.
16: Comparing Comprehension Speeds and Accuracy of Online Information in Students with and Without Dyslexia.
17: Implementing Accessible Online Learning for Blind and Visually Impaired Students: A Pilot Study.
About the Authors.
Index.