Towards Web Accessibility in Telerehabilitation Platforms
This research is part of the development of a web platform for recovery after arthroplasty. It guides the patients during the rehabilitation process after a hip replacement surgery. The accessibility guidelines were applied in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.0 to a first version of the platform in order to determine if it provides accessible information for everyone, regardless of whether a user has a physical disability. Also, the Website Accessibility Evaluation Methodology 1.0 was applied due to the prevalence of older adult’s users has increased. With this motivation, an evaluation of the website accessibility using automatic tools and an analysis to improve the accessibility in the platform was presented in order to provide elderly patients a website accessible and inclusive. The preliminary results of our research show that the telerehabilitation platform does not comply with the minimum levels of web accessibility.