Accessibility by demonstration

Jeffrey P. Bigham, Jeremy T. Brudvik, Bernie Zhang
2010 Proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility - ASSETS '10  
Few web developers have been explicitly trained to create accessible web pages, and are unlikely to recognize subtle accessibility and usability concerns that disabled people face. Evaluating web pages with assistive technology can reveal problems, but this software takes time to install and its complexity can be overwhelming. To address these problems, we introduce a new approach for accessibility evaluation called Accessibility by Demonstration (ABD). ABD lets assistive technology users
more » ... ctively record accessibility problems at the time they experience them as human-readable macros and easily send those recordings and the software necessary to replay them to others. This paper describes an implementation of ABD as an extension to the WebAnywhere screen reader, and presents an evaluation with 15 web developers not experienced with accessibility showing that interacting with these recordings helped them understand and fix some subtle accessibility problems better than existing tools.
doi:10.1145/1878803.1878812 dblp:conf/assets/BighamBZ10 fatcat:nfune7tvlbgytbodegudvdykoe