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Research and improving web accessibility in Japan
Author(s): Hitoshi Uchida; Masaya Ando; Kenji Ohta; Hirokazu Shimizu; Yoshio Hayashi; Yasuyo G. Ichihara; Ryoji Yamazaki
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Paper Abstract

Internet use by the people with disabilities and the elderly in Japan is still low, but growing. However, the majority of web contents written in Japanese, even government sites, have very low accessibility. This paper introduces the active measures being taken in Japan to improve such conditions; consideration of a web contents accessibility guideline tailored to the unique characteristics of the Japanese language, development of a system to evaluate accessibility and implementation of actual trials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4672, Internet Imaging III, (20 December 2001);
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Hitoshi Uchida, Allied Brains, Inc. (Japan)
Masaya Ando, Allied Brains, Inc. (Japan)
Kenji Ohta, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Hirokazu Shimizu, Communications Industry Association of Japan (Japan)
Yoshio Hayashi, Keio-Gijuku Univ. (Japan)
Yasuyo G. Ichihara, Hosen-Gakuen College (Japan)
Ryoji Yamazaki, Information and Communications Policy Bureau (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4672:
Internet Imaging III
Giordano B. Beretta; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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