Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good. Third International Conference, GOODTECHS 2017, Pisa, Italy, November 29-30, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Usable and Accessible Tourism Websites for Children: A Case Study of a Naturalistic Oasis

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        author={Antonina Dattolo and Chiara March and Flaminia Luccio},
        title={Usable and Accessible Tourism Websites for Children: A Case Study of a Naturalistic Oasis},
        proceedings={Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good. Third International Conference, GOODTECHS 2017, Pisa, Italy, November 29-30, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={GOODTECHS},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
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        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-76111-4_20}
    }
    
  • Antonina Dattolo
    Chiara March
    Flaminia Luccio
    Year: 2018
    Usable and Accessible Tourism Websites for Children: A Case Study of a Naturalistic Oasis
    GOODTECHS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76111-4_20
Antonina Dattolo1,*, Chiara March2,*, Flaminia Luccio2,*
  • 1: University of Udine
  • 2: Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
*Contact email: antonina.dattolo@uniud.it, 855411@stud.unive.it, luccio@unive.it

Abstract

The children’s use of technology is increasing year by year and recent statistics show that children receive their first smartphone and autonomously navigate the Web when they are 10.3 years old (on average). Nevertheless, while the number of tourism packages for families with children grows, the number of websites that can be directly visited by children is small; more relevant, is the number of tourism applications developed for children. This paper discusses the design of usable and accessible websites for children, and proposes, as a case study, our experience on a dedicated section of the tourism website of a Naturalistic Oasis located close to Treviso, in Italy.