Towards accessible Semantic Web applications

Lourdes Moreno, Paloma Martínez, Jesús Contreras, Richard Benjamin


The importance for Web applications to reach all kind of potential users and customers is being stressed by companies and public sectors. The standardization initiative for Web applications, WAI and the Universal Design framework establish useful rules for building accessible applications for any kind of disabled and non-disabled users. The proliferation of Semantic Web technologies and formal ontologies offer a technological opportunity for establishing automatic and advanced methods for accessible Web applications. In this work we introduce a method for publishing Semantic Web content that establishes separated stages for content selection and its presentation, through Semantic Portal. We are applying some of those principles to a portal devoted to international affairs.

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