Websites and applications (apps) have become an essential part of daily life. However, pervious research has shown that many people have trouble experiencing websites and apps fully due to accessibility issues. One of the reasons often cited for inaccessible websites and apps is related to training, or a lack thereof. Many developers are not educated, or even exposed, to Web accessibility guidelines. Thus, understanding the extent to which student website and app developers are exposed to accessibility in their college courses is a critical first step in determining how to increase their use of accessibility guidelines. This mixed methods research in progress aims to better understand the influence of education and training on the perceptions of Web accessibility guidelines by student website and app developers. This research promises theoretical and practical contributions with regard to student website and app developers.
Cao, Shiya and Loiacono, Eleanor, "Perceptions of Web Accessibility Guidelines by Student Website and App Developers" (2018). SIGHCI 2018 Proceedings. 17.