Voula Gkatzidou

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The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develop and maintain guidelines for making the web more accessible to people with disabilities. WCAG 2.0 and the MWBP 1.0 are internationally regarded as the industry standard guidelines for web accessibility. Mobile testing sessions conducted by AbilityNet document issues raised(More)
The accessibility community is responding to the challenges of Web 2.0 by adopting a more holistic approach to the provision of inclusive e-learning. It is based on the premise that an equivalent learning outcome, rather than a universally accessible single resource, meets the needs of individual learners more appropriately. This research suggests a(More)
Changes in legislation, an emphasis on widening participation and the increasing reliance on online techniques for learning and teaching have contributed to improved opportunities for students with disabilities. The need to cater for the needs and preferences of the individual learner is presenting significant challenges for the learning designer. This(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing pervasiveness of mobile technologies has given potential to transform healthcare by facilitating clinical management using software applications. These technologies may provide valuable tools in sexual health care and potentially overcome existing practical and cultural barriers to routine testing for sexually transmitted(More)
Mobile, pervasive, and ubiquitous computing technologies have the potential to transform healthcare by providing solutions to diagnose conditions and manage care. This paper describes a patient-centred approach to the design of a mobile application to support self-testing for sexually transmitted infections, providing easy and immediate access to diagnosis,(More)
Effective evaluation of websites for accessibility remains problematic. Automated evaluation tools still require a significant manual element. There is also a significant expertise and evaluator effect. The Structured Walkthrough method is the translation of a manual, expert accessibility evaluation process adapted for use by novices. The method is embedded(More)
Researchers and educational technologists are striving to achieve e-learning solutions that offer choice and flexibility in the time, place and mode of learning. Developments that centre on user preference and personalisation have yet to make a significant impact on institutional learning environments and this limitation has given rise to the concept of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Seeking sexual health information online is common, and provision of mobile medical applications (apps) for STIs is increasing. Young people, inherently at higher risk of STIs, are avid users of technology, and apps could be appealing sources of information. We undertook a comprehensive review of content and accuracy of apps for people seeking(More)