Accessibility Not on Demand - An Impaired Situation

João de Sousa e Silva, Ramiro Gonçalves, António Pereira


Digital accessibility is recognized as a fundamental tool for an egalitarian society. Nevertheless, software accessibility is an under addressed topic in the discipline of software engineering and the academy in general. As a result, its development and implementation is compromised. This problem is depicted here with the help of some experiments that shows the poor attention which is dedicated to this topic. Some hypotheses that try to explain this problem are formulated, and some possible solutions are debated. As a conclusion, some insights are given and a new possible researched avenue is presented.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Silva J., Gonçalves R. and Pereira A. (2016). Accessibility Not on Demand - An Impaired Situation . In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-194-6, pages 272-275. DOI: 10.5220/0005996102720275

in Bibtex Style

author={João de Sousa e Silva and Ramiro Gonçalves and António Pereira},
title={Accessibility Not on Demand - An Impaired Situation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2016)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2016)
TI - Accessibility Not on Demand - An Impaired Situation
SN - 978-989-758-194-6
AU - Silva J.
AU - Gonçalves R.
AU - Pereira A.
PY - 2016
SP - 272
EP - 275
DO - 10.5220/0005996102720275