UNIGE document Scientific Article
previous document  unige:31388  next document
add to browser collection
Title

A Communicative Approach to Evaluate Web Accessibility Localisation Using a Controlled Language Checker: the Case of Text Alternatives for Images

Authors
Torres del Rey, Jesús
Published in Localisation Focus. The International Journal of Localisation.. 2012, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 27-39
Abstract As researchers in web localisation, web accessibility and controlled-language (CL) software, we have noticed a gap in the way the three can be brought together in mutually advantageous ways. Localisation in general has shown little awareness of accessibility matters. The different accessibility checkers that are available are seldom used by localisers and web accessibility regulatory bodies and assessment tools have traditionally been very vague about language-related requirements. In this paper, we explore a linguistic approach based on semiotics and communicative value to help localisers analyse the accessibility needs of web content (and, in particular, nonverbal elements such as images) by means of an evaluation methodology based on controlled-language rules integrated in a content authoring tool.
Keywords Web localisationWeb accessibilityControlled language checkerImage text alternativesAccessibility evaluationLinguistic accessibilitySemiotic analysisCommunicative value
Full text
Structures
Research group TIM/ISSCO
Citation
(ISO format)
RODRIGUEZ VAZQUEZ, Silvia, TORRES DEL REY, Jesús. A Communicative Approach to Evaluate Web Accessibility Localisation Using a Controlled Language Checker: the Case of Text Alternatives for Images. In: Localisation Focus. The International Journal of Localisation., 2012, vol. 11, n° 1, p. 27-39. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:31388

226 hits

530 downloads

Update

Deposited on : 2013-11-27

Export document
Format :
Citation style :