Bibliometric Analysis of Global Scientific Literature on Web Accessibility
Aidi Ahmi1, Rosli Mohamad2

1Aidi Ahmi, Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
2Rosli Mohamad, Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 25 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 April 2019 | PP: 250-258 | Volume-7 Issue-6S2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10380476S219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Having considered that website has becoming an essential platform to communicate, exchange of information and enabling transactions for organizations, making it accessible to the widest range of visitors is getting paramount. Web accessibility concerns mainly on formulating reliable framework to web developers in ensuring accessibility of the web to all visitors regardless of their physical disabilities and limited capabilities. Owing to the growing numbers of research on this domain, this paper analyses and reports various types of published works related to the web accessibility. This study adopted a bibliometric analysis based on the data obtained from Scopus online database as of May 2018. Based on the ‘key words’ search results, the study finalized 1,103 valid documents for further analysis. Authors then employed VOS viewer for data visualization purpose. This article reports the results using standard bibliometric indicators, particularly on the growth rate of publications, analysis of the citation, and research productivity. As the results revealed, there is an increased growth rate of web accessibility literature over the years since 2001. Meanwhile, a total of 897 (81.32%) documents were multi-authored with a mean collaboration index of 2.87 authors per article. An analysis by country, The United States of America (USA) is ranked first in productivity with 265 (20.87%) published documents. With respect to the frequency of citations, Lawrence and Giles (1999)’s article emerges as the most cited article with an average of 48 citations per year. Overall, the increase number of works on web accessibility indicates growing awareness on its importance and specific requirements.
Keywords: Web Accessibility; Bibliometric Analysis, WCAG, Section 508.
Scope of the Article: Web Technologies