A unified methodology for the evaluation of accessibility and usability of mobile applications

Marco Billi, Laura Burzagli, Tiziana Catarci, Giuseppe Santucci, Enrico Bertini, Francesco Gabbanini, Enrico Palchetti

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    Abstract

    This article reports a unified methodology developed to evaluate the accessibility and usability of mobile computing applications, which is intended to guarantee universal access as far as possible. As a basis for the methodology, this paper presents an analysis of the accessibility guidelines, conducted to take into account the specificity of mobile systems, as well as a set of usability heuristics, specifically devised for mobile computing. Finally, it presents the results of the application of the proposed methodology to applications that have been semi-automatically developed by the MAIS Designer, a new design tool that provides applications suited to different mobile devices.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)337-356
    Number of pages20
    JournalUniversal Access in the Information Society
    Volume9
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 2010

    Keywords

    • Accessibility
    • Mobile computing
    • Usability

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Information Systems
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Networks and Communications

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