Web Accessibility in Uganda :A study of Webmaster Perceptions
van Bommel, Patrick
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Despite the fact that the proportion of people with disabilities in society has been increasing, many websites have remained inaccessible to them. In Uganda, a study on government agency websites established that 100% of the studied websites were not accessible to people with disabilities. While guidelines and tools for developing accessible websites exist in the public domain, research surrounding perceptions of IT workers about Web accessibility and how they interact with the guidelines at country level do not exist. In this paper, we examine the practice and perceptions of webmasters in Uganda on the accessibility of government websites and what can be done to improve the situation. This understanding is important to increase on the knowledge of why government websites in Uganda are not accessible and what the stakeholders can do to improve the situation.