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Accessibility Study of Rich Web Interface Components

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Executive Summary

The use of the latest technologies to develop rich interfaces for websites could decrease one accessibility, making problematic the access for people with disabilities. Faced with this problem, this paper executed a study to evaluate the accessibility of rich components on the Web. The paper used WAI-ARIA recommendations as reference and analyzed the accessibility problems found in the Jboss Richfaces components library. The paper demonstrates a methodology to make the analyzed rich components accessible.

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