Web Accessibility for Users with Disabilities: A Multi-faceted Ethical Analysis

Web Accessibility for Users with Disabilities: A Multi-faceted Ethical Analysis

Alfreda Dudley-Sponaugle (Towson University, USA) and Jonathan Lazar (Towson University, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-286-7.ch005
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Abstract

When designing information systems, it is important to consider the needs of users with disabilities, including those with visual impairment, hearing impairment, or color-blindness. This is especially important for designing Websites. It takes time and money to create or redesign Websites for easy access for users with disabilities. This is also known as Web accessibility. This chapter will discuss the ethical implications involved with Web accessibility. An ethical analysis of Web accessibility will be performed using a partial combination of two structured analysis approaches. It is the position of the authors of this chapter that Website development should consider accessibility for users with sensory and motor disabilities as an ethical requirement.

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