Accessibility of eGovernment web sites: Towards a collaborative retrofitting approach

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Title: Accessibility of eGovernment web sites: Towards a collaborative retrofitting approach.
Author(s): Mikael Snaprud, Annika Nietzio, Morten Goodwin and Mandana Eibegger.
Published date: July 2010.
Published at: ICCHP 2010

Abstract


Accessibility benchmarking is efficient to raise awareness and initiate competition. However, traditional benchmarking is of little avail when it comes to removing barriers from eGovernment web sites in practice. Regulations and legal enforcement may be helpful in a long-term perspective, for more rapid progress both vendors and content authors are willing to take short-term action towards improvements, provided that clear advise is available.

The approach of the eGovMon integrates benchmarking as a central activity in a user-driven project. In addition to benchmarking results, several other services and background information are provided to enable the users - in this case a group of Norwegian municipalities who want to improve the accessibility of their web sites - to gain real added value from benchmarking.

BIBTEX


@article{nietzio2010accessibility,
title={{Accessibility of eGovernment Web Sites: Towards a Collaborative Retrofitting Approach}},
author={Nietzio, A. and Olsen, M. and Eibegger, M. and Snaprud, M.},
journal={Computers Helping People with Special Needs},
pages={468--475},
year={2010},
publisher={Springer}
}

The author of this document is:
Morten Goodwin
E-mail address is:
morten.goodwin [at] uia.no
Phone is:
+47 95 24 86 79