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Rich Screen Reader Experiences for Accessible Data Visualization

Jonathan Zong, Crystal Lee, Alan Lundgard, JiWoong Jang, Daniel Hajas, Arvind Satyanarayan
2022 arXiv   pre-print
In response to the lack of comparable non-visual affordances, we present a set of rich screen reader experiences for accessible data visualization and exploration.  ...  An accessible HTML version of this paper is available at: http://vis.csail.mit.edu/pubs/rich-screen-reader-vis-experiences.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Matthew Blanco, Evan Peck, the NYU Digital Theory Lab, and the MIT Accessibility Office. This work was supported by NSF awards #1942659, #1122374, and #1941577.  ... 
arXiv:2205.04917v1 fatcat:c43zh4g3tnftfddngec6noaj6m

VoxLens: Making Online Data Visualizations Accessible with an Interactive JavaScript Plug-In

Ather Sharif, Olivia H. Wang, Alida T. Muongchan, Katharina Reinecke, Jacob O. Wobbrock
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported in part by the Mani Charitable Foundation, the University of Washington Center for an Informed Public, and the University of Washington Center for Research and Education  ...  RELATED WORK We review the previous research on the experiences of screen-reader users with online data visualizations and the systems designed to improve the accessibility of data visualizations for screen-reader  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491102.3517431 fatcat:cp2ycuizdjfbbgnnwpkc5d6yji

SEPIA Project: Providing Access to Digital Image Content for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Jennifer Sweeney
2017 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications  
This project embodies a use case methodology and use-case scenario for utilizing a new data model to enhance and optimize metadata to heighten access to digital image content with screen readers.  ...  This paper presents an introduction to the SEPIA project (SEmantic Photographic Image Annotation), which was created by Jennifer Sweeney with Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) individuals as the designated  ...  Drawing heavily Panofsky's and Barthes's writings on art theory, a full assessment of visual content was created to enable rich narrative descriptions of images, and as well as a data dictionary and term  ... 
dblp:conf/dc/Sweeney17 fatcat:rzrns7wuqveqho7na2bdcw3osm

Visualization Accessibility in the Wild: Challenges Faced by Visualization Designers

Shakila Cherise S Joyner, Amalia Riegelhuth, Kathleen Garrity, Yea-Seul Kim, Nam Wook Kim
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
Data visualizations are now widely used across many disciplines. However, many of them are not easily accessible for visually impaired people.  ...  In this work, we use three-staged mixed methods to understand the current practice of accessible visualization design for visually impaired people.  ...  on the visualization and its underlying data to screen reader users.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491102.3517630 fatcat:wlxtbb5bqvalnidywzcskdcd3q

Improving Accessibility for Students with Visual Disabilities in the Technology-Rich Classroom

Michael A. Taylor
2016 PS: Political Science and Politics  
ABSTRACTAs higher education has increasingly embraced digital technologies, we have been too slow to acknowledge accessibility issues for students with visual disabilities.  ...  the technology-rich classroom.  ...  les for use with screen readers and magnifi ers if necessary.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1049096515001134 fatcat:hrrfx4qtcbhkbfnn765e6gvzze

User Trust in eCommerce Services: Perception via Screen Reader

Maria Claudia Buzzi, Marina Buzzi, Barbara Leporini, Fahim Akhter
2009 2009 International Conference on New Trends in Information and Service Science  
The increasing diffusion of electronic commerce (eCommerce) services is a great opportunity for visuallydisabled people, provided that accessible and usable interactive environments are available.  ...  reader.  ...  To overcome problems of navigation via screen reader and interaction via keyboard, the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) group of the World Wide Web Consortium developed ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet  ... 
doi:10.1109/niss.2009.271 fatcat:eeqsjoelpnb3bntiuqjbqwolji

What Frustrates Screen Reader Users on the Web: A Study of 100 Blind Users

Jonathan Lazar, Aaron Allen, Jason Kleinman, Chris Malarkey
2007 International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction  
It is a simple, added link that can make the Web experience less frustrating for users, although it is usually presented in a way in which a visual user cannot see the link; only users with a screen reader  ...  Implications for Screen Reader Designers In general, participants that took part in this data collection did not report specific problems with screen readers that would lead to improved usability of the  ...  APPENDIX A Session Form Please fill out this form for each frustrating experience that you encounter while using your computer during the reporting session.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10447310709336964 fatcat:tnuiamclcreifi6rmu5bakls5i

The challenges in adopting assistive technologies in the workplace for people with visual impairments

Herman Wahidin, Jenny Waycott, Steven Baker
2018 Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18  
Assistive technologies (ATs), such as computer screen readers and enlarging software, are commonly used to help overcome employment barriers and enable people with visual impairments to contribute to,  ...  There are many barriers to employment for people with visual impairments.  ...  We would like to thank our participants for their time and valuable contributions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3292147.3292175 dblp:conf/ozchi/WahidinW018 fatcat:wosheiteebfg3er5n6h76vtg4e

Challenges and Enablers for Smartphone Use by Persons With Vision Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Report of Two Case Studies

Suraj Singh Senjam, Susan A. Primo
2022 Frontiers in Public Health  
The most important enabling factors were the presence of a screen reader "TalkBack" on Android phones and data connection of the mobile, followed by the ability to assess multiple languages using the text-to-speech  ...  Poor battery backup, frequent unwanted ads or pop-ups while using the phone, not readable contents with a screen reader, e.g., CAPTCHA, and slow or unresponsiveness of the screen reader were frequent challenges  ...  Challenges Case 1 Case 2 Unlocking the smartphones Never Never Slow screen reader Sometimes Sometimes Screen reader unresponsiveness Sometimes Rarely Third-party accessible app Rarely Rarely unresponsive  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2022.912460 pmid:35875007 pmcid:PMC9299074 doaj:c2fc40265424499381024298f55d9be5 fatcat:a4ouuvgwjfc27c653cyjzqmww4

The uptake of Web 2.0 technologies, and its impact on visually disabled users

Andy Brown, Caroline Jay, Alex Q. Chen, Simon Harper
2011 Universal Access in the Information Society  
For the former group we introduce some of the technologies that are currently available for implementing dynamic Web pages, before reporting on the results of experiments analysing current and historic  ...  In order to make these updates, and hence their host pages, accessible, it is necessary to detect when the update occurs and how it has changed the page, before determining how, when and what to present  ...  Acknowledgements This work is part of the Single Structured Accessibility Stream for Web 2.0 Access Technologies (SASWAT) project and is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-011-0251-y fatcat:cq7y6hhahjaatbwcyvfsunkfcm

Usability and Accessibility of eBay by Screen Reader [chapter]

Maria Claudia Buzzi, Marina Buzzi, Barbara Leporini, Fahim Akhter
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
user experience when navigating via screen reader.  ...  In this paper we investigate the interaction of blind users with eBay, a popular eCommerce website, and discuss how using the W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) suite could improve the  ...  Exploring eBay via Screen Reader For this study, eBay.com was selected to evaluate accessibility and usability of eCommerce websites via screen reader.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-10308-7_37 fatcat:qpdzoijoxve3fdm5hkmwlqxkem

Accessibility requirements for systems design to accommodate users with vision impairments

P. Brunet, B. A. Feigenbaum, K. Harris, C. Laws, R. Schwerdtfeger, L. Weiss
2005 IBM Systems Journal  
This paper discusses accessibility requirements for accommodating users with vision impairments from the complementary perspectives of the systems architect, the assistive technology developer, and the  ...  The initial omission of accessibility features often results from systems designers' lack of insight into accessibility requirements.  ...  In such cases, the richness of the user experience is lost in exchange for the simplicity of a standard interface.  ... 
doi:10.1147/sj.443.0445 fatcat:owuocrx3hrggzcbw6xcqopabrm

Accessible E-Learning

Rakesh Babu, Vishal Midha
2007 International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies  
This study evaluates the accessibility, usability, interactivity, and responsiveness of popular CMS, and examines if an accessible and usable CMS impacts the performance of physically challenged students  ...  E-Learning offers a range of advantages over traditional pedagogical methods, providing a bridge for students with sensory limitations, who otherwise, find themselves at a disadvantage.  ...  A critical factor in design for accessibility is design for assistive technology, like screen readers, adapted keyboards, and built-in support.  ... 
doi:10.4018/jwltt.2007040103 fatcat:f6wqbfstqbb7vmd34ilvthuj3i

Web Accessibility and Usability—Can It Happen with Flash?

E. A. Draffan
2009 Journal of Access Services  
This enhanced experience may provide an ideal environment for those who enjoy a very visual and aural experience, and it may help some overcome literacy difficulties.  ...  , a screen reader, or magnification software.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15367960802301002 fatcat:wfbq4o3vl5brvh5gcqiqmo5zsm

Accessibility of E-Commerce Websites for Vision-Impaired Persons [chapter]

Roopa Bose, Helmut Jürgensen
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Accessibility problems are examined from the perspective of a screen reader user.  ...  Enhanced solutions using tactile media capable of providing a better web browsing experience for vision-impaired persons are also discussed. ii For my loving parents Susan and Bose iii Acknowlegements  ...  Adhering to accessibility standards alone will not provide a rich user experience for blind people.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08596-8_18 fatcat:66yxpnyqazdh7a6qkit554awzi
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