The Web Site of the Italian EDeAN NetworkBy Billi, Marco; Burzagli, Laura; Emiliani, Pier Luigi; Gabbanini, Francesco; Graziani, Paolo; Palchetti, Enrico; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 179-183
Publication Date: 2005
Paper discusses a Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)-compliant website created by the European Design for All eAccessibility Network (EDeAN) and the Institute for Applied Physics of the Italian National Research Council. The website (http://www.it-edean.ifac.cnr.it) not only focuses on accessibility, but also seeks to serve as a demonstration platform that allows for the implementation of web services that follow the principles of universal design. Four main design criteria for the EDeAN website are discussed: (1) the site should not have any accessibility barriers, and should comply with WAI guidelines; (2) it should be possible to read the site in at least two languages (Italian and English), but must remain open to the integration of other languages; (3) the site should have the capability to be accessed from personal digital assistants, smart phones, and other types of portable devices; and (4) the site should allow for personalized graphics such as background color, font size, and font color in order to increase accessibility. Implications for future developments in web accessibility by the EDeAN and its partner organizations are discussed.
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