Accessibility of Rehabilitation Web Pages Using JAWS and BobbyBy Panchang, Sailesh; Fitzgerald, Shirley, PhD; Cooper, Rory, PhD; Cohn, Ellen, PhD; Boninger, Michael L.; RESNA 2001: Annual Conference Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 95-97
Publication Date: June 2001
Study examining the accessibility of a sample of 30 rehabilitation-related Web pages using JAWS for Windows and BOBBY. The Web pages were chosen by using an Internet search (rehabilitation & + disabled & products & services & education employment legal rights assistive technology) that yielded 227 pages, with the first 30 chosen as the sample. The Web sites came from six domains: COM, EDU, GOV, NET, ORG, and US. The study showed that 73.33 percent of the rehabilitation related sampled web pages are accessible using the JAWS screen reader. When the tests with BOBBY were factored in, it was indicated that 50 percent of the sample was accessible. The authors believe that 73 is a modest accessibility percentage for rehabilitation Web pages for individuals with visual impairments who rely on JAWS for Internet access. All of the Web sites visited under the GOV domain were accessible, and sampled pages in the EDU and COM domains showed better accessibility than NET, ORG, and US when using both JAWS and BOBBY.
Assistive Products Discussed: JAWS FOR WINDOWS
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14160