The following is a list of publications produced by HSI related faculty and students. The link for each paper leads you to the citation, keyword, and abstract. For copies of the full papers, please use standard methods for obtaining academic publications, such as online library searches.
Evaluating accessibility: programmer-focused website accessibility evaluations
Authors: C. Law, J. Jacko, P. Edwards
Proceedings of the 7th International ACM SIGACCESS conference (ASSETS '05)
Abstract: Suggested methods for conducting website accessibility evaluations have typically focused on the needs of end-users who have disabilities. However, programmers, not people with disabilities, are the end-users of evaluations reports generated by accessibility specialists. Programmers' capacity and resource needs are seldom met by the voluminous reports and long lists of individual website fixes commonly produced using earlier methods. The rationale for the need to consider the whole website development process, and the social characteristics of programmers and project managers is presented. A new programmer-centric Streamlined Evaluation and Reporting Process for Accessibility (SERPA) is described in detail.
Citation: Law, C., Jacko, J. A., Edwards, P. J. (2005). Evaluating accessibility: programmer-focused website accessibility evaluations. Proceedings of the 7th International ACM SIGACCESS conference on computers and accessibility (ASSETS '05). Baltimore, Maryland, October 9-12, 2005, 20-27.