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A Framework to Support E-Commerce Development for People with Visual Impairment

Francis, H and Al-Jumeily, D and Lund, T (2013) A Framework to Support E-Commerce Development for People with Visual Impairment. In: Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE), 2013 Sixth International Conference on . pp. 335-341. (Sixth International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE), 16th-18th December 2013, Abu Dhabi).

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Abstract

The World Wide Web Consortium provides software developers with guidelines for designing accessible, cross browser compatible websites. Currently however, there are no guidelines in this area specific to the features of an e-commerce website. This paper explores the current usability issues relevant to users with visual impairment and further proposes a framework that seeks to ensure the site is suitable for visually impaired users. This paper includes data analysis which compares current issues in web technologies suitable for e-commerce and proposes system adaptations which can be conducted to portray the improvements in overall user experience. To this extent, several validation tools and testing techniques have been used to identify the usability issues that visually impaired users currently face when shopping online.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science
Publisher: IEEE
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 10:09
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2172

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