ACCESSIBILITY OF POLISH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY WEBSITES FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS RESEARCH RESULTS (Dostepnosc stron WWW polskich bibliotek uniwersyteckich dla osob z niepelnosprawnoscia wzroku - wyniki badan)
The authors discuss barriers and obstacles encountered by visually impaired persons while accessing websites and standards for designing and building such websites so that they can be used by the visually impaired. The discussion is followed by the presentation of the results of research on the accessibility of Polish university library websites for blind and visually impaired users. Selected websites were tested with two methods: automated procedures and qualitative-heuristic approach. The analysis of research results proves that Polish university library websites are below international standards as regards their accessibility for visually impaired persons.
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Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.