Advanced

The Benefits from an Accessible Web: a Case Study

Bäcklund, Elin LU (2016) In LU-CS-EX 2016-24 EDA920 20161
Department of Computer Science
Abstract
There is an explosive growth in on-line information and interactive services provided on the Web. Web accessibility refers to designing these websites so that all people, no matter disabilities, can access Web content. Recently in Sweden, laws and regulations have been imposed, requiring private corporations to ensure an accessible digital work environment.
Scania is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer with more than 44,000 employees in 100 countries and hundreds of Web based solutions for internal communication. To ensure that all Scania co-workers can access work related Web content, this master thesis aims at providing Scania with guidelines and quality requirements for a continuous sustainable web development. The results... (More)
There is an explosive growth in on-line information and interactive services provided on the Web. Web accessibility refers to designing these websites so that all people, no matter disabilities, can access Web content. Recently in Sweden, laws and regulations have been imposed, requiring private corporations to ensure an accessible digital work environment.
Scania is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer with more than 44,000 employees in 100 countries and hundreds of Web based solutions for internal communication. To ensure that all Scania co-workers can access work related Web content, this master thesis aims at providing Scania with guidelines and quality requirements for a continuous sustainable web development. The results are based
on requirements from society, business value assessment and case study at Scania.
The results of this research focus on Universal Design or Design for All which means combining accessibility and usability and designing websites that are functional for the end user. The concept of designing for all, no matter abilities or conditions, is what has come to be the focus of this research, resulting in accessibility quality requirements, guidelines and success factors for improving accessibility for web based applications in internal systems. (Less)
Popular Abstract (Swedish)
En explosiv ökning av interaktiva webbttjänster gör att webb-tillgänglighet är ett hett ämne. Det syftar på att alla, oavsett funktionsnedsättningar, ska komma åt webb-innehåll. Företag med hundratals applikationer kan genom förbättrad till- gänglighet e ektivisera arbetsprocesser, spara resurser och rekrytera er.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Bäcklund, Elin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Fördelarna med en tillgänglig web: en fallstudie
course
EDA920 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Accessibility, quality requirements, tillgänglighet, kvalitetskrav, industry manufacturer, Scania
publication/series
LU-CS-EX 2016-24
report number
LU-CS-EX 2016-24
ISSN
1650-2884
language
English
id
8885626
date added to LUP
2016-06-28 17:02:33
date last changed
2016-06-29 04:07:19
@misc{8885626,
  abstract     = {There is an explosive growth in on-line information and interactive services provided on the Web. Web accessibility refers to designing these websites so that all people, no matter disabilities, can access Web content. Recently in Sweden, laws and regulations have been imposed, requiring private corporations to ensure an accessible digital work environment.
Scania is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer with more than 44,000 employees in 100 countries and hundreds of Web based solutions for internal communication. To ensure that all Scania co-workers can access work related Web content, this master thesis aims at providing Scania with guidelines and quality requirements for a continuous sustainable web development. The results are based
on requirements from society, business value assessment and case study at Scania.
The results of this research focus on Universal Design or Design for All which means combining accessibility and usability and designing websites that are functional for the end user. The concept of designing for all, no matter abilities or conditions, is what has come to be the focus of this research, resulting in accessibility quality requirements, guidelines and success factors for improving accessibility for web based applications in internal systems.},
  author       = {Bäcklund, Elin},
  issn         = {1650-2884},
  keyword      = {Accessibility,quality requirements,tillgänglighet,kvalitetskrav,industry manufacturer,Scania},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LU-CS-EX 2016-24},
  title        = {The Benefits from an Accessible Web: a Case Study},
  year         = {2016},
}