Towards an Accessible Web Through Semantic Web Standards
7 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2010
Date Written: June 1, 2005
Making information on the Web accessible to all people, including to those having special needs, has become a necessity because of various legal obligations. Information may not be accessible by people with special needs because many Websites are not designed for viewing with alternative technologies. Aesthetic appearance of Websites, as displayed by common technologies, is often more favourable than actual semantic content that is rendered by alternative technologies. To make the Web more accessible, it is necessary to follow the current Web standards. Improving Web accessibility is an ongoing activity. The Semantic Web movement, which suggests that information should be encoded according to its meaning, brings us closer to a truly accessible Web in the future.
Keywords: World Wide Web, Accessibility, Obligations, Disabilities, Web standard
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