A BROWSER EXTENSION FOR PROVIDING VISUALLY IMPAIRED USERS ACCESS TO THE CONTENT OF BAR CHARTS ON THE WEB

Stephanie Elzer, Edward Schwartz, Sandra Carberry, Daniel Chester, Seniz Demir, Peng Wu

Abstract

This paper presents the SIGHT (Summarizing Information GrapHics Textually) system that enables visually impaired users to gain access to information graphics that appear on a web page. The user interface is implemented as a browser extension that is launched by a keystroke combination. The output of SIGHT is a textual summary of the graphic, the core content of which is the hypothesized intended message of the graphic designer. The textual summary of the graphic is then conveyed to the user by screen reading software (such as JAWS). This approach has the benefits of 1) not requiring any action on the part of the web page developer, and 2) providing the user with the message and knowledge that one would gain from viewing the graphic rather than requiring the user to form a mental map of the graphic.

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Elzer S., Schwartz E., Carberry S., Chester D., Demir S. and Wu P. (2007). A BROWSER EXTENSION FOR PROVIDING VISUALLY IMPAIRED USERS ACCESS TO THE CONTENT OF BAR CHARTS ON THE WEB . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-78-8, pages 59-66. DOI: 10.5220/0001274600590066


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist07,
author={Stephanie Elzer and Edward Schwartz and Sandra Carberry and Daniel Chester and Seniz Demir and Peng Wu},
title={A BROWSER EXTENSION FOR PROVIDING VISUALLY IMPAIRED USERS ACCESS TO THE CONTENT OF BAR CHARTS ON THE WEB},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={59-66},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001274600590066},
isbn={978-972-8865-78-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - A BROWSER EXTENSION FOR PROVIDING VISUALLY IMPAIRED USERS ACCESS TO THE CONTENT OF BAR CHARTS ON THE WEB
SN - 978-972-8865-78-8
AU - Elzer S.
AU - Schwartz E.
AU - Carberry S.
AU - Chester D.
AU - Demir S.
AU - Wu P.
PY - 2007
SP - 59
EP - 66
DO - 10.5220/0001274600590066