Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Library Association of Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

12399

Comments

This article was originally published as: Conway, V. L. (2011). Website accessibility in Western Australian public libraries. Australian Library Journal, 60(2), 103-112. Original article available here

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Australian Library Journal on 08 Jul 2013, available online: here.

Abstract

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has established international standards for website accessibility which attempt to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities to use materials published on the World Wide Web (Web). This article provides a summation of the research conducted into the accessibility of public library websites in Western Australia. A discussion is provided of the website audit methods used and results obtained. The research demonstrates the level of compliance with Australian and International standards as well as results of surveys used to determine the perceived willingness to comply with those standards, barriers to compliance and benefits of an accessible website.

DOI

10.1080/00049670.2011.10722582

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/00049670.2011.10722582