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Patient Empowerment and Accessibilityin e-Health Services: Accessibility Evaluation of a Mobile WebSite for Medical Records Online
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis evaluates a DEMO version of the mobile web site for medical recordsonline,, from a web accessibility point of view. The evaluationis an expert evaluation based on the ISO standard for web accessibility, Web ContentAccessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 that is complemented with an evaluation basedon fictitious characters, so called personas. The personas were used to representthree groups of people with different kinds of disabilities; perceptual impairment(aniridia), physical impairment (rheumatism) and cognitive impairment (aphasia). Bycombining and comparing these two methods of evaluation, the thesis also evaluatesthe methods themselves. It was seen from both evaluations that the mobile web sitedoes not entirely fulfill the requirements (success criteria) for web accessibility.WCAG 2.0 found more problems in accessibility than did the personas. However, thepersonas found some problems that were overseen by WCAG 2.0, especially whenthe mobile web site was explored using voice synthesis. The results from the twoevaluations were combined in a set of recommendations for improvement, ranked inorder of importance according to the author. The results conclude that WCAG 2.0 isa good tool for evaluating web accessibility but it is recommended to continue to usethe personas in the future development of the mobile web site.

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2015. , 85 p.
UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 15031
Keyword [en]
accessibility, accessibility evaluation, accessibility guidelines, assistive technologies, disability, expert evaluation, ISO, personas, w3c, WCAG 2.0
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262241OAI: diva2:852976
Educational program
Systems in Technology and Society Programme
Available from: 2015-09-15 Created: 2015-09-10 Last updated: 2015-09-15Bibliographically approved

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