WebAnywhere: a screen reader on-the-go

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WebAnywhere: a screen reader on-the-go
People often use computers other than their own to browse the web, but blind web users are limited in where they access the web because they require specialized, expensive programs for access. WebAnywhere is a web-based, self-voicing browser that enables blind web users to access the web from almost any computer that can produce sound. The system runs entirely in standard web browsers and requires no additional software to be installed. The system could serve as a convenient, low-cost solution for both web developers targeting accessible design and end users unable to afford a full screen reader. This demonstration will offer visitors the opportunity to try WebAnywhere and learn more about it. Categories and Subject Descriptors K.4.2 [Social Issues]: Assistive technologies for persons with disabilities; H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces General Terms Design, Human Factors Keywords screen reader, web accessibility, blind users
Jeffrey P. Bigham, Craig Prince
Added 12 Aug 2010
Updated 12 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Jeffrey P. Bigham, Craig Prince
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