Usability and accessibility of eBay by screen reader
Source of Publication
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
The evolution of Information and Communication Technology and the rapid growth of the Internet have fuelled a great diffusion of eCommerce websites. Usually these sites have complex layouts crowded with active elements, and thus are difficult to navigate via screen reader. Interactive environments should be properly designed and delivered to everyone, including the blind, who usually use screen readers to interact with their computers. In this paper we investigate the interaction of blind users with eBay, a popular eCommerce website, and discuss how using the W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) suite could improve the user experience when navigating via screen reader. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009.
Accessibility, ARIA, Blind, eCommerce, Usability
Buzzi, Maria Claudia; Buzzi, Marina; Leporini, Barbara; and Akhter, Fahim, "Usability and accessibility of eBay by screen reader" (2009). All Works. 3835.
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Open Access Type
Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository