Abstracting the Graphical User Interface for Non-Visual AccessBy Van Hees, Kris; Engelen, Jan; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 239-245
Publication Date: 2005
Paper provides a rough guide to graphical user interfaces designed to allow people with visual disabilities to access content on a computer screen. Traditionally, text-based screen content has been most accessible for screen reader programs, while graphical interfaces have most often proved to yield accessibility barriers for people with visual disabilities. A technological evaluation of techniques for providing access to graphical user interfaces is discussed, as tags can be programmed and applied to graphics that allow their content and function to be interpreted by screen reader programs. Implications for evaluations of such systems in clinical setting are discussed. This paper was submitted by researchers at the Katholieke Universiteit Lueven in The Netherlands.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
Link to text: http://www.alchar.org/~aedil/AGU/pubs/vanhees05-2.pdf