ACCESSIBILITY OF REHABILITATION WEB PAGES USING JAWS AND BOBBY

Sailesh Panchang
University of Pittsburgh

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ACCESSIBILITY OF REHABILITATION WEB PAGES USING JAWS AND BOBBY

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by Sailesh Panchang

University of Pittsburgh

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WHY REHABILITATION RELATED WEBSITES?

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INTENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

OFFER GATEWAYS TO

REHABILITATION SERVICES

SOURCES OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

VOCATIONAL SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT

EDUCATION

ADVOCACY

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HOW TO MEASURE ACCESSIBILITY?

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OBJECTIVE CONSIDERATIONS EG. CHECKPOINTS DEVELOPED BY WAI

SUBJECTIVE CONSIDERATIONS EG. NEED/ADEQUACY OF TEXT DESCRIPTOR

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BOBBY TEST

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AUTOMATED ACCESSIBILITY EVALUATOR

PRIORITY 1, 2, 3 ERRORS

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A PRACTICAL TEST OF USABILITY: USE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY USING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO EVALUATE WEB PAGES

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NEEDS OF SCREEN READER USERS

  • WYSiWYG TRANSLATES TO WYHiWYG
  • SCREEN CONTENTS CONVERTED TO SPEECH
  • NAVIGATION IS KEYBOARD DRIVEN
  • GRAPHICS NEED TEXT ALTERNATIVES
  • LAYOUT - FRAMES, TABLES, CHARTS ETC
  • FORMS: LABELS FOR FIELDS, ACCESS TO BUTTONS, CHECKBOXES ETC

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RESEARCH QUESTION

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ARE REHABILITATION RELATED WEB PAGES ACCESSIBLE TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS USING THE SCREEN READING PROGRAM, JAWS FOR WINDOWS?

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30 REHAB RELATED SITES IDENTIFIED BY WEB SEARCH

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KEY WORDS: +rehabilitation & +disabled & +America & products & services & education employment legal rights assistive technology

META SEARCH ENGINE http://cyber411.com/

WEB SEARCH IDENTIFIED A SET OF 227 SITES

STRONG INTRA-RATER RELIABILITY: 5 SITES TESTED

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JAWS and BOBBY Accessibility of WEB Pages

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Graphic Description: a table showing performance of a sample of 30 web pages. 7 web pages, 23%, were in the com domain; 5 of the pages, 71%, were JAWS accessible, and 5 of the pages, 71%, were Bobby Priority-1. 8 web pages, 27%, were in the edu domain; 7 of the pages, 88%, were JAWS accessible, and 5 of the pages, 63%, were Bobby Priority-1. 2 web pages, 7% were in the gov domain; 2 of the pages, 100%, were JAWS accessible, and 2 of the pages, 100%, were Bobby Priority-1. 2 web pages, 7%, were in the net domain; 1 of the pages, 50%, was JAWS accessible, and 0 of the pages, 0%, were Bobby Priority-1. 8 web pages or 27%, were in the org domain; 4 of the pages, 50%, were JAWS accessible, and 1 of the pages, 13%, was Bobby Priority-1. 3 web pages, 10%, were in the com domain; 3 of the pages, 100%, were JAWS accessible, and 2 of the pages, 67%, were Bobby Priority-1. In summary, of the 30 web pages reviewed, 22 pages, 73%, were JAWS accessible, 15 pages, 50%, were Bobby Priority-1.

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Performance of Sampled Web Pages Using Four Criteria With JAWS

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Graphic Description: a table showing performance of a sample of 30 web pages. 7 web pages were in the com domain, 6 had frames, 7 had text, 5 had links, 7 had formes, and 5 were JAWS accessible. 8 web pages were in the edu domain, 8 had frames, 8 had text, 8 had links, 7 had formes, and 7 were JAWS accessible. 2 web pages were in the gov domain, 2 had frames, 2 had text, 2 had links, 2 had formes, and 2 were JAWS accessible. 2 web pages were in the net domain, 2 had frames, 2 had text, 1 had links, 2 had formes, and 1 was JAWS accessible. 8 web pages were in the org domain, 7 had frames, 4 had text, 6 had links, 7 had formes, and 4 were JAWS accessible. 3 web pages were in the us domain, 3 had frames, 3 had text, 3 had links, 3 had formes, and 3 were JAWS accessible. In summary, of the 30 web pages reviewed, 28 had frames, 26 had text area, 25 had links, 28 had forms and 22 were JAWS accessible.

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Web Page Rating

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JFW ACCESSIBLE 73%

BOBBY ACCESSIBLE 50%

GOV AND US 100%

COM AND EDU BETTER THAN THOSE IN NET AND ORG

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Updated: October 29, 2003

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