Web Accessibility

Synergy effect in GUI usability and accessibility education improvement

M. Borys, M. Plechawska-Wůjcik, Marek Milosz, Sergio LujŠn-Mora, Sybille Caffiau. Synergy effect in GUI usability and accessibility education improvement. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Education Engineering Conference (EDUCON 2013), p. 311-317, Berlin (Germany), March 13-15 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4673-6109-5.

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The paper presents a synergy effect achieved through knowledge and experience exchange in the field of Graphical User Interface (GUI) usability and accessibility among Leonardo da Vinci Partnerships project partners. The main aim of the project is curricula and teaching materials development in the usability and accessibility of computer applications area. Partner universities join their potential in order to achieve the planned results.

Keywords: usability and accessibility education, synergy effect, educational project


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