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Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" and benefit from some system or entity. (Wikipedia.org)






Conferences related to Accessibility

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2021 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Photovoltaic materials, devices, systems and related science and technology


2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


2020 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

The CDC is the premier conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. The CDC annually brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision making, automatic control, and related areas.


2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

The Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. FIE 2019 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in engineering and computing education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments and interacting with colleagues inthese fields.


2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

One of the flagship conferences for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)


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Periodicals related to Accessibility

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Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWP Letters) will be devoted to the rapid electronic publication of short manuscripts in the technical areas of Antennas and Wireless Propagation.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Video A/D and D/A, display technology, image analysis and processing, video signal characterization and representation, video compression techniques and signal processing, multidimensional filters and transforms, analog video signal processing, neural networks for video applications, nonlinear video signal processing, video storage and retrieval, computer vision, packet video, high-speed real-time circuits, VLSI architecture and implementation for video technology, multiprocessor systems--hardware and software-- ...


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Most published Xplore authors for Accessibility

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Xplore Articles related to Accessibility

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Accessibility analysis of North Eastern India Region websites for persons with disabilities

2016 International Conference on Accessibility to Digital World (ICADW), 2016

Web accessibility refers to the process of making the web resources accessible to all types of users including persons with disabilities, without any barriers. It also benefit others including elderly persons and people in specific circumstances which leads to situation based disability. Hence the idea of universal design is gaining attention in the digital ecosystem. This paper provides insights into ...


E-accessibility supports researchers with disabilities

2017 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility (ICTA), 2017

This paper introduces different barriers encountered by researchers and lecturers with disabilities or chronic health conditions (RWDs) in academia, as well as requirements for an inclusive ICT environment in order to overcome these barriers (work in progress). These barriers were identified by carrying out interviews with RWDs and focus groups. While some of the barriers are similar to barriers faced ...


Accessibility analysis of e-governance oriented mobile applications

2016 International Conference on Accessibility to Digital World (ICADW), 2016

Mobile applications are increasingly becoming integral part of our daily activity list. These applications are enhancing the comfort in consuming the services rendered in the digital ecosystem. Nonetheless the accessibility of these applications to persons with disabilities has inherent barriers. This paper analyses the accessibility of e-governance based mobile applications for persons with disabilities. The accessibility study has been carried ...


Investigating accessibility problems of Arabic PDF documents

Fourth International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility (ICTA), 2013

Portable Document Format (PDF) documents are increasingly being used to disseminate files over the web. PDF is a file format that is independent of the application used to create it. In order to make such file format universally accessible, it needs to follow certain standards defined by W3C. Yet, not all PDF files are equally accessible, especially for blind people. ...


Accessibility evaluation using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering (i-USEr), 2016

The Homestay websites in Malaysia are gaining popularity, locally and abroad. Thus, it is imperative that it should be designed by using the proper accessibility guidelines However, the current accessibility state of the Homestay websites in Malaysia is still unknown. The main objective of this research is to investigate the accessibility of Homestay websites in Malaysia. There are 328 samples ...


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Educational Resources on Accessibility

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  • Accessibility analysis of North Eastern India Region websites for persons with disabilities

    Web accessibility refers to the process of making the web resources accessible to all types of users including persons with disabilities, without any barriers. It also benefit others including elderly persons and people in specific circumstances which leads to situation based disability. Hence the idea of universal design is gaining attention in the digital ecosystem. This paper provides insights into the current state of web accessibility for persons with disabilities (PwD) with respect to websites belonging to North Eastern Region of India. By adapting web accessibility evaluation tools namely EvalAccess and WAVE, we have evaluated 40 websites of North East Region of India and provided the results of the analysis in this paper. The overall results of accessibility analysis of these sites emphasize the need for enhancing the accessibility of these websites further. The study also has observed that some most common checkpoint errors are present which shall be minimized with the inclusion of simple to implement accessibility features. This paper provides a list of these errors, accessibility component metrics and proper suggestions for enhancing the accessibility of these sites belonging to the North Eastern Indian region.

  • E-accessibility supports researchers with disabilities

    This paper introduces different barriers encountered by researchers and lecturers with disabilities or chronic health conditions (RWDs) in academia, as well as requirements for an inclusive ICT environment in order to overcome these barriers (work in progress). These barriers were identified by carrying out interviews with RWDs and focus groups. While some of the barriers are similar to barriers faced by students with disabilities, others are very specific to RWDs. Continuous monitoring and assessment of digital accessibility at higher educational institutions is crucial to maintain an accessible environment for this group of people with disabilities. The terms "digital accessibility", "e-accessibility", and "ICT-Accessibility" are used interchangeably in this paper.

  • Accessibility analysis of e-governance oriented mobile applications

    Mobile applications are increasingly becoming integral part of our daily activity list. These applications are enhancing the comfort in consuming the services rendered in the digital ecosystem. Nonetheless the accessibility of these applications to persons with disabilities has inherent barriers. This paper analyses the accessibility of e-governance based mobile applications for persons with disabilities. The accessibility study has been carried out with Google Accessibility scanner which is the state of the art mobile app accessibility analyzer tool. The results of the accessibility analysis study has been presented with the top occurring accessibility barriers and preferred suggestion to enhance their accessibility.

  • Investigating accessibility problems of Arabic PDF documents

    Portable Document Format (PDF) documents are increasingly being used to disseminate files over the web. PDF is a file format that is independent of the application used to create it. In order to make such file format universally accessible, it needs to follow certain standards defined by W3C. Yet, not all PDF files are equally accessible, especially for blind people. Blind people confront many difficulties with this type of document, in particular Arabic PDF. They are moving away from this type of documents while most of the documents on the web are of this kind. In this paper, we investigate the problems encountered by Arab blind people while accessing Arabic PDF files, and suggest solutions to overcome such problems.

  • Accessibility evaluation using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

    The Homestay websites in Malaysia are gaining popularity, locally and abroad. Thus, it is imperative that it should be designed by using the proper accessibility guidelines However, the current accessibility state of the Homestay websites in Malaysia is still unknown. The main objective of this research is to investigate the accessibility of Homestay websites in Malaysia. There are 328 samples of Homestay websites in Malaysia gathered from www.carihomestay.net portal. The evaluation was done from 15th April 2014 to 15th June 2014 by using an automated evaluation tool (Achecker) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The results show that there are six top critical accessibility errors; (i) Non-text Content: IMG, ALT TEXT (1.1.1), (ii) Info &Relationships: INPUT (1.3.1), (iii) Contrast: LINK, TEXT COLOR (1.4.3), (iv) Link Purpose: ANCHOR, TEXT (2.4.4), (v) Language of Page: HTML (3.1.1) and (vi) Labels or Instructions: BODY, INPUT (3.3.2). This research provides several recommendations to improve the accessibility levels for Homestay websites in Malaysia. Future research includes accessibility evaluation for different genre of websites and applications that are being used in the blended learning environment.

  • Accessibility Analyzer: Tool for New Adaptations in Government Web Applications to Improve Accessibility

    The “Outline for All” has turned into a very popular principle during the most recent years. Be that as it may, the advancement of products, services, and applications that are accessible by all individuals including diverse capacity is an exceptionally troublesome task. Web accessibility guidelines and techniques concentrates on reasonable utilization of alternative techniques and components for introducing the information and encourage the user communication paying little respect to their capacities. Web developers plays important role in development of accessible websites. Lamentably, a huge number of sites do not follow the accessibility standards. This paper aims to create an application which reports the results of accessibility issues found in the websites. The proposed accessibility analyzer is able to analyze Government websites and generate the results automatically. The result uncovers that the number of the government sites don't meet the suggested priority conformance level absolutely and disregard to consent to the principles of the WCAG(Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0. Critical work ought to be finished with a particular ultimate objective to make these web sites of Government destinations as the best-watched illustrations. This new approach could be profitable to upgrade the level of accessibility of various government websites.

  • The Evaluation Studies of Regional Transportation Accessibility Based on Intelligent Transportation System: Take the Example in Yunnan Province of China

    The transportation accessibility greatly represents and influences the regional social economic development. This study is based on the concept of intelligent transportation system which adopts the transportation distance range, transportation accessibility time and accessibility coefficient to be the quantitative evaluation index of intelligent transportation. By taking the example in Yunnan Province, we evaluated the regional transportation accessibility. This study uncovers that the transportation accessibility is obviously different among regions. At the end, the paper has proposed relevant solutions to existing problems.

  • Construction of maintenance accessibility evaluation index based on purpose

    This paper is to construct index systems of maintenance accessibility based on evaluation purpose. This analysis can be helpful to optimize design scheme, make a decision on product acception or improvement, and construct the evaluation index system of all maintainability qualitative requirements. With this purpose, the meaning of maintenance accessibility and its influence factors are further explained. Then, the difference of evaluation purpose and its utility on product scheme design stage and application phase is distinguished. Afterwards, the method to construct maintenance accessibility evaluation index is investigated. After analyzing index structure, it shows that line replaceable unit (LRU) layout rationality, maintenance channels settlement rationality and check apertures distribution rationality should be applied to evaluate the maintenance accessibility in product scheme design stage, and that the view accessibility, human body accessibility and implement accessibility, which are usually used to evaluate maintenance accessibility, are more suitable for evaluating maintenance accessibility in product application phase. Finally, we summarize the significant aspects and suggest future research.

  • Analysis of ICT accessibility policy and implementation in South Korea

    This paper introduces and describes the current ICT accessibility policy and program in South Korea including web accessibility, mobile accessibility and media accessibility for building an inclusive society. Although law and regulation describe the rights for vulnerable people to access many different formats of information technology, the assurance of ICT accessibility in technology and service has not been guaranteed. Several recommendations to promote ICT accessibility for vulnerable people are proposed in this paper.

  • Challenges to Assess Accessibility in Higher Education Websites: A Comparative Study of Latin America Universities

    The Web has revolutionized our daily lives, becoming a prime source of information, knowledge, inquiry, and provision of services in various areas. It is possible to obtain information easily from any institution through the Internet; in fact, the first impression of an organization an individual perceives is almost always based on its official website. Services related to education are increasing worldwide; therefore, it is important that users, regardless of their disabilities, be able to access these websites in an effective manner. However, the homepages of universities in Latin America still do not meet web accessibility criteria. This paper describes the problems of web accessibility identified in 348 main university websites in Latin America according to their rankings on Webometrics. The results show that the universities' websites have frequent problems related to the lack of alternative image text. It was found that the university websites included in the present study violate Web accessibility requirements based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. The many problems identified concerning Website accessibility indicate that it is necessary to strengthen Web accessibility policies in each country and apply better directives in this area to make Websites more inclusive.



Standards related to Accessibility

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