Design of Web-based Information Services for the Visually Challenged Persons a Case Study on the Universities in West Bengal

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Year : 2022,
Volume & Issue : LIB PRO. 42(1), JAN-JUN 2022
Page No. : 170-183,
Article Type : Original Aticle
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-317X.2022.00018.6

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Mintu Halder*
Author’s Affiliation : *Librarian, Bhairab Ganguly College, Belgharia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700056, India

Corresponding Author : Mintu Halder, Librarian, Bhairab Ganguly College, Belgharia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700056, India,
E-Mail:-halder.bgc@gmail.com

Abstract
This Paper highlights the Web-based Information Services for the Visually Challenged Persons at the Universities in West Bengal and it also explain how the Universities have improved the accessibility of their web site, aiming for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Website of an institution plays a key role in information dissemination. Nowadays we are shifting from traditional to digital environment and the access of digital information is more sensible and attractive. This paper could help the authorities to improve web site accessibility, as it covers negotiating with suppliers to upgrade their website. The results show that the most common checkpoint violations involve the provision of text alternatives for non-text content, contrast errors and the need to increase the computability of web pages with future technologies and tools.
How to cite this article: Halder M. (2022). Design of Web-based Information Services for the Visually Challenged Persons a Case Study on the Universities in West Bengal. Library Progress International, 42(1), 170-183.
Keywords Web accessibility, Homepages, Websites, Visual Disabilities, WCAG