Digital Accessibility for People with Special Needs: Research, Methodology, Analysis of Accessibility
Galina Bogdanova, Negoslav Sabev, Mirena Todorova-Ekmekci, Nikolay Noev, Kalina Sotirova-Valkova, Todor Todorov, Zhivko Tomov
pp. 268 - 294
Authors: Galina Bogdanova, Negoslav Sabev, Mirena Todorova-Ekmekci, Nikolay Noev, Kalina Sotirova-Valkova, Todor Todorov, Zhivko Tomov
Abstract: The paper presents a major part of the research work of a team of scientists under project No. KP-06-Н42/4, funded by the National Institute for Scientific Research, concerning the analysis, evaluation, and improvement of digital accessibility for people with disabilities. The research aims to support accessibility for people with severe or total vision loss, as well as understanding the problems they face, and the ways to overcome them. This includes offering a methodology for assessment, analysis and evaluation of accessibility tested on more than 100 sites and documents. Software programmes were also reviewed for accessibility. The paper also includes examples offering more adequate digital presentations of information to people with disabilities. Examples include a site with accessibility and QR codes, a training site and a system with appropriate digital representation and encoding of information.
Keywords: Accessibility, Methodology, Analysis, Websites, Documents, Software, Evaluation, Ecosystems, Disability, Digital Presentation of Information
Received: 13-06-2022 Accepted: 23-06-2022 Published: 30-06-2022
Citation: Bogdanova, G., Sabev, N., Todorova-Ekmekci, M., Noev, N., Sotirova-Valkova, K., Todorov, T., Tomov, Z. (2022). Digital Accessibility for People with Special Needs: Research, Methodology, Analysis of Accessibility. Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitalization (KIN Journal), 8(1), ISSN 2367-8038, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 268–294. DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.55630/KINJ.2022.080123