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Do text transcoders improve usability for disabled users?

Giorgio Brajnik, Daniela Cancila, Daniela Nicoli, Mery Pignatelli
2005 Proceedings of the 2005 International Cross-Disciplinary Workshop on Web Accessibility (W4A) - W4A '05  
This paper describes an experiment aimed at evaluating usability of web pages processed by a text transcoder and used by 29 disabled persons.  ...  the impact of transcoded pages on disabled web users has not been scientifically studied yet.  ...  Acknowledgments Many thanks to Luciano Picone for his administrative help. We thank also Enrico Scoda and Francesca Leon for their help in developing annotations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1061811.1061814 dblp:conf/w4a/BrajnikCNP05 fatcat:m563rb6iqncjxj33pmj4swjiwq

Towards behaviour-driven transcoding of web content through an analysis of user coping strategies

Darren Lunn
2011 ACM SIGWEB Newsletter  
Do Deeper Levels of Transcoding Improve Access to Web Content?  ...  There is also scope to improve the transcoding that is provided to the user.  ...  SADIe is an approach that uses the structure of the Web page in order to apply transcoding that better suits the accessibility needs of the user.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1942800.1942803 fatcat:xffym75s5vchfpkpoxr7evnxoe

A personalized learning content adaptation mechanism to meet diverse user needs in mobile learning environments

Jun-Ming Su, Shian-Shyong Tseng, Huan-Yu Lin, Chun-Han Chen
2011 User modeling and user-adapted interaction  
Personalized learning content adaptation, therefore, becomes increasingly important to meet the diverse needs imposed by devices, users, usage contexts, and infrastructure.  ...  Historical server logs offer a wealth of information on hardware capabilities, learners' preferences, and network conditions, which can be utilized to respond to a new user request with the personalized  ...  However, not all Web pages are suitable for text summarization because summarized statements, as lossy information, may mislead users.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11257-010-9094-0 fatcat:qovjm5z2vzhfhamvah6xrhcvom

Designing search engine user interfaces for the visually impaired

Barbara Leporini, Patrizia Andronico, Marina Buzzi
2004 Proceedings of the international cross-disciplinary workshop on Web accessibility - W4A  
Detailed usability guidelines have been formulated for user interfaces and Web page design in [11] and [12].  ...  There are many studies dedicated to user-interface accessibility and usability, but few focus on search engine interfaces.  ...  Last, in [3] the author discusses the limits of universal design and analyzes the use of a text-transcoder to furnish a text interface equivalent to the original.  ... 
doi:10.1145/990657.990668 dblp:conf/w4a/LeporiniAB04 fatcat:ubaw5ayqgvebnf5mdlmdzpqmoq

Designing search engine user interfaces for the visually impaired

Barbara Leporini, Patrizia Andronico, Marina Buzzi
2003 ACM SIGCAPH Computers and the Physically Handicapped  
Detailed usability guidelines have been formulated for user interfaces and Web page design in [11] and [12].  ...  There are many studies dedicated to user-interface accessibility and usability, but few focus on search engine interfaces.  ...  Last, in [3] the author discusses the limits of universal design and analyzes the use of a text-transcoder to furnish a text interface equivalent to the original.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1036401.1036409 fatcat:hfki4soxybexpiy5lcdolnirii

Web accessibility: Filtering redundant and irrelevant information improves website usability for blind users

Stéphanie Giraud, Pierre Thérouanne, Dirk D. Steiner
2018 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
Vitae Stéphanie Giraud is a cognitive ergonomist with a Ph.D. in cognitive and ergonomic psychology whose interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction, especially the usability of computer interfaces for  ...  Funding This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank all the people with blindness who participated to the experiments and Romain Hill, computer engineer, for his helpful programming of the three experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2017.10.011 fatcat:lasgwjrgkbexbah57kxu4igunq

Enriching web information scent for blind users

Markel Vigo, Barbara Leporini, Fabio Paternò
2009 Proceeding of the eleventh international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility - ASSETS '09  
As a result, links are annotated with a score that indicates the conformance of the target Web page to blind user accessibility and usability guidelines.  ...  These tools support evaluation of accessibility and usability guideline-sets.  ...  [26] suggest the possible solutions for improving usability for blind users: improvement of XHTML specification in such a way that WAI-ARIA [9] statements can be adopted, simplification of the navigation  ... 
doi:10.1145/1639642.1639665 dblp:conf/assets/VigoLP09 fatcat:fiep6fwgobhbllk6z3kcj4ova4

Web accessibility technology at the IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory

J. Maeda, K. Fukuda, H. Takagi, C. Asakawa
2004 IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Blind mode One of the most crucial factors in improving usability for the blind is navigability.  ...  Transcoding technology To improve the readability of existing Web pages on the client side, various attempts have been made, both for blind users (see the section above) and low-vision users.  ... 
doi:10.1147/rd.485.0735 fatcat:ssoc5xm32jgfbpucsmhs4lzg64

A framework to integrate speech based interface for blind web users on the websites of public interest

Prabhat Verma, Raghuraj Singh, Avinash Singh
2013 Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences  
Despite many assistive tools available for browsing the web, blind persons are not able to perform the tasks using internet that are done by persons without such disability.  ...  In this paper, we propose a framework, which can be used by the websites of public interest to make their important utilities better accessible and usable to blind web users.  ...  providing their support for the research work.  ... 
doi:10.1186/2192-1962-3-21 fatcat:ibpjcha36nccrb2a7dw2l3whxi

Accessibility Summarization & Simplification in a Template-based WEB Transcoder

Bambang Parmanto, Andi Saptono, Reza Ferrydiansyah, Lijing Song, I. Wayan Sugiantara, Stephanie Hackett
2006 Journal of Web Engineering  
The bulk of our work has been in understanding the structure of a random document with the goal of transforming its contents into a format that is more accessible to users with disabilities as well as  ...  users of mobile devices.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported in part by grant number 42-60-02013 from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and grant number H133A021916 from the National Institute on Disability  ... 
dblp:journals/jwe/ParmantoSFSSH06 fatcat:ov4vmlktj5bdrln2f6b5clqla4

Web users with autism: eye tracking evidence for differences

Sukru Eraslan, Victoria Yaneva, Yeliz Yesilada, Simon Harper
2018 Behavior and Information Technology  
tracking study with 18 participants with high-functioning autism and 18 neurotypical participants to investigate the similarities and differences between these two groups in terms of how they search for  ...  Therefore, this paper presents the first empirical study to investigate how people with autism differ from neurotypical people when they search for information within web pages based on an in-depth statistical  ...  These insights can be used to develop some web accessibility guidelines or transcode (i.e. structurally adapt) web pages to make them more accessible for users with disabilities.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0144929x.2018.1551933 fatcat:eqnqnrnkingi7j3xdemg7des3q

Server Transcoding of Multimedia Data for Cross-Disability Access

Vidhya Balasubramanian, Nalini Venkatasubramanian, Ragunathan Rajkumar
2003 Multimedia Computing and Networking 2003  
It is also essential that the accessibility of the multimedia content for different users with diverse capabilities and disabilities be considered.  ...  In this paper we develop a transcoding technique to present the multimedia content to suit diverse disabled user groups by using an ability based classification approach.  ...  Most of these techniques described are tailored to suit individual disabilities and do not cater to the general population of users with varied disabilities.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.483922 fatcat:xzeetvyemfdbzib4se75zhsjhm


Simon Harper, Sean Bechhofer
2007 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction  
Yeliz Yesilada for answering all my questions and directing me to papers that were of interest.  ...  Simon Harper for their support, help and encouragement throughout the course of the research. I would also like to thank Dr.  ...  To improve access to the Web for people with disabilities, transcoding can be used.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1275511.1275516 fatcat:bkhnpezxxffkfirambdttb4n2a

Social accessibility

Hironobu Takagi, Shinya Kawanaka, Masatomo Kobayashi, Takashi Itoh, Chieko Asakawa
2008 Proceedings of the 10th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility - Assets '08  
Users who want access to inaccessible content must ask the site owners for help. However, the process is slow and too often the need is mooted before the content becomes accessible.  ...  Site owners can learn about the methods for future accessibility renovations based on the volunteers' external metadata.  ...  We also thank Daisuke Sato and Kentarou Fukuda for their contributions to realize the system including the implementation of the pilot systems.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1414471.1414507 dblp:conf/assets/TakagiKKIA08 fatcat:uvg4pm5ijrfu5hfxu6zirkkl4e

Design and development of multidevice user interfaces through multiple logical descriptions

G. Mori, F. Paterno, C. Santoro
2004 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
We have defined a number of transformations able to obtain user interfaces from such abstractions, taking into account the available platforms and their interaction modalities while preserving usability  ...  Index Terms-Design tools and techniques, user interfaces, heterogeneous clients, multiplatform user interfaces, authoring environments, abstract user interfaces, user interface design, task models.  ...  They also thank Silvia Berti and Francesco Correani for the help in the implementation of the abstract-to-final interface transformation and the Motorola Italy Software Development Centre for useful feedback  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2004.40 fatcat:4xxc3exdoncjzofa4fl5pgehyy
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