e‑Government Website Accessibility: In‑Depth Evaluation of Saudi Arabia and Oman

Authors

  • Abdulmohsen Abanumy
  • Ali Al-Badi
  • Pam Mayhew

Keywords:

Accessibility guidelines, tools, e-Government, web style guide, web testing and evaluation and assistive technology

Abstract

This paper explores three main areas, firstly, website accessibility guidelines; secondly, website accessibility tools and finally the implication of human factors in the process of implementing successful e‑Government websites. It investigates the issues that make a website accessible and explores the importance placed on web usability and accessibility with respect to e‑Government websites. It briefly examines accessibility guidelines, evaluation methods and analysis tools. It then evaluates the web accessibility of e‑Government websites of Saudi Arabia and Oman by adapting the 'W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines'. Finally, it presents recommendations for improvement of e‑Government website accessibility.

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Published

1 Nov 2005

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