Mohamad Noorman Masrek1*, Ishak Ramli2, Khalid Abdul Wahid3, Tri Soesantri4

1Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Selangor Branch, MALAYSIA,
2Faculty of Arts and Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, MALAYSIA,
3Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kelantan Branch, MALAYSIA,
4Faculty of Social Sciences and Political Sciences, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, INDONESIA,
Corresponding Author


In the Islamic worldview, justice relates to placing things in their rightful place. It also denotes giving equal treatment to everyone irrespective of rank, race and ability. In the case of websites accessibility, these principles should also apply. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has developed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) which guides web developer to develop websites that are accessible by all users including those with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact effectively. However, despite the availability of these guidelines, many websites including those that provide Islamic contents and services, still did not cater users with certain disabilities. Driven by this scenario, a study was conducted with the aim to assess the website accessibility of Halal certification bodies across the world. A total of 41 websites was evaluated based on the WCAG 2.0 criteria. The results suggest that the majority still did not fully comply to the guidelines as specified in WCAG 2.0. Among the aspects that warrant immediate attention include text alternatives, adaptable, distinguishable, keyboard accessible, enough time, navigable, readable, input assistance and compatible. Given the results, the authorities concerned should consider taking necessary actions so as to ensure that their websites are accessible by all types of users including those with certain disabilities.

Keywords: Website, accessibility, halal certification, disabilities.


CITATION: Abstracts & Proceedings of SOCIOINT 2019- 6th International Conference on Education, Social Sciences and Humanities, 24-26 June 2019- İstanbul, TURKEY

ISBN: 978-605-82433-6-1