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Unlocking the Potential of Web Localizers as Contributors to Image Accessibility: What Do Evaluation Tools Have to Offer?

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Published in Proceedings of the 12th Web for All (W4A) Conference. Florence (Italy) - 18-20 May 2015 - New York, NY, USA: ACM. 2015
Abstract Creating appropriate text alternatives to render images accessible in the web is a shared responsibility among all actors involved in the web development cycle, including web localization professionals. However, they often lack the knowledge needed to correctly transfer image accessibility across different website language versions. In this paper, we provide insight into translators' performance as regards their accessibility achievements during text alternatives adaptation from English into French. While our work does not yet return conclusive results, preliminary findings suggest that the combination of both specialized and general web accessibility evaluation tools can help web localizers bridge the knowledge gap and potentially produce text alternatives of higher quality.
Keywords Web localizationImage accessibilityText alternativesAccessibility evaluation toolsQuality assurance (QA)
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Research group Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en Localisation - Cod.eX
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RODRIGUEZ VAZQUEZ, Silvia. Unlocking the Potential of Web Localizers as Contributors to Image Accessibility: What Do Evaluation Tools Have to Offer?. In: Proceedings of the 12th Web for All (W4A) Conference. Florence (Italy). New York, NY, USA : ACM, 2015. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55962

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