Improvement of Accessibility in Medical and Healthcare Websites

Gloria Acosta-Vargas, Patricia Acosta-Vargas, Janio Jadán-Guerrero, Luis Salvador-Ullauri, Mario Gonzalez

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Health information on the Web can make patients better informed about a disease, which according to several studies leads to better treatment results. However, the health information found on the Web is not accessible because it presents barriers that prevent people from easily accessing it because it does not comply with the standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. Therefore, in this study, we present an analysis of the accessibility of the seven most visited health websites in the world. To analyze the accessibility of medical websites, we apply an automatic review method. The results show that health websites have frequent problems related to the lack of alternative text, empty links, and contrast errors. This research can contribute to future work related to accessibility in health and medical sites. Finally, we suggest designing a combined method to review each website’s accessibility barriers to complement the automatic review.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaAdvances in Human Factors and System Interactions - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2021
EditoresIsabel L. Nunes
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Número de páginas8
ISBN (versión impresa)9783030798154
EstadoPublicada - 2021
EventoAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duración: 25 jul. 202129 jul. 2021

Serie de la publicación

NombreLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (versión impresa)2367-3370
ISSN (versión digital)2367-3389


ConferenciaAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2021
CiudadVirtual, Online

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