About this Research Topic
With the ever increasing amount of information and services available on the Web, it is paramount that those are accessible to all. Web accessibility covers the body of practices aiming to ensure that there are no barriers to the content at one’s disposition on the Web. Research in this domain has considered orthogonal areas, including research on different sensory (hearing, vision), motor and cognitive abilities; impact on human activities, such as culture, education, learning or literacy; inclusive support, like infrastructures, income, mobility and standards; aspects of different populations, such as older adults, or looking at diversity within communities; and all the different ways that technology can support individuals and groups, including assistive technology, security, user experience, mobile, wearables, automation, accessibility evaluation, and many more.
The goal of this Research Topic is to collect quality manuscripts on the broad subject of web accessibility to continue stimulating the research efforts of this community, as showcased at the Web 4 All 2020 conference. Both original manuscripts and extended versions of papers previously published will be considered for publication (at least 30% of the content must be original: please consult the guidelines before submitting, at paragraph 1.4.3).
The topics of interest for this Research Topic include, but are not limited to:
• Accessibility in the internet of things
• Accessibility evaluations
• Accessibility for people with learning difficulties
• Accessibility of mobile and wearable technology
• Accessible smart homes, cities, and transportation
• Accessible user experiences
• Access, digital assistants, and intelligent agents
• Adapting to user needs using limited or small data
• Adaptive assistive technology
• Adjustments for older adults
• AI and machine learning for user needs
• Customisable learning and learning technology
• Evaluations by people with disabilities
• Inclusive technology
• Security, ethics, and inclusion
• Standards for accessibility
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Keywords: web accessibility, inclusive design, evaluation, automation, assistive technology
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