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In the context of video interaction there is a diversity of options for disabled people who want to access the Web. However, new developments for the Web that don't account for accessibility issues increase the digital divide and add barriers to access for all people, not just for those with special needs. To sort out such accessibility issues, the World Wide Web Consortium promoted a Web accessibility initiative (WAI) to promote publication of the Web content accessibility guideline 1.0 (WCAG 1.0). This article shows how the Web content accessibility guidelines adopted by several countries could be applied to make multimedia content accessible to those with special needs.
Date of Publication: Oct.-Dec. 2008