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Evaluating web accessibility in eHealth: a case study on seven sites

Maria GHEORGHE-MOISII, Eugenia TÎRZIU
National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest
8-10 Mareșal Alexandru Averescu Av., 011455 Bucharest, Romania
maria.moisii@ici.ro, eugenia.tirziu@ici.ro

Abstract: This paper analyzes the accessibility of web content of medical platforms in accordance with the international guidelines established by W3C and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The article presents the results of a May 2018 study on web accessibility for health sites. The evaluation was done on a sample of seven sites using an automated testing tool. The evaluation was performed on a sample of seven sites using an automated test tool – Total Validator. The study demonstrated a relatively low web accessibility of the analyzed eHealth websites and highlighted general accessibility recommendations.

Keywords: WCAG 2.0, eHealth, web accessibility, accessibility evaluation.

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Maria GHEORGHE-MOISII, Eugenia TÎRZIU, Evaluating web accessibility in eHealth: a case study on seven sites, Romanian Journal of Information Technology and Automatic Control, ISSN 1220-1758, vol. 29(1), pp. 115-122, 2019. https://doi.org/10.33436/v29i1y201910