Improve Accessibility and Visibility of Selected University Websites

Patricia Acosta-Vargas, Carlos Ramos-Galarza, Luis Salvador-Ullauri, Gabriel Elías Chanchí, Janio Jadán-Guerrero

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Abstract

Currently, there are millions of websites, but not all of them are accessible and visible in search engines, and in the different devices and technologies used. The purpose of this research is to 1) suggest an accessibility evaluation model according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 standards; 2) correlate Webometrics and SCImago rankings to improve visibility, and 3) determine whether an accessible website can improve visibility. As a case study, the authors applied to 30 web pages from Latin American universities. The results indicate that although an educational institution is in the first rankings of the Webometrics and SCImago classification, they do not necessarily satisfy web accessibility requirements. This study can be a guide for the definition of institutional efforts to improve accessibility and visibility in the design of more inclusive and visible websites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction
EditorsIsabel L. Nunes
PublisherSpringer
Pages229-235
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030513689
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1207 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/07/2020/07/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • University
  • Visibility
  • WCAG 2.1
  • Websites

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