EFFICIENT NAVIGATION ON THE WORLDWIDEWEB FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED

Leo Spalteholz, Kin Fun Li, Nigel Livingston

Abstract

One of the major obstacles with current web access solutions for those with physical disabilities is the efficient selection of links and other web page elements. This is especially so for users of single switches. Current solutions simply build a list of the selectable web page elements and use a linear scan to iterate through them, selecting the highlighted link when the user activates an input device. We propose a new method based on incremental searching of the link text to select elements. This approach, paired with well-established switch typing solutions, allows a single switch user to select any element on a web page by typing very few (most often only one) letters.

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in Harvard Style

Spalteholz L., Fun Li K. and Livingston N. (2007). EFFICIENT NAVIGATION ON THE WORLDWIDEWEB FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-78-8, pages 321-327. DOI: 10.5220/0001287703210327


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist07,
author={Leo Spalteholz and Kin Fun Li and Nigel Livingston},
title={EFFICIENT NAVIGATION ON THE WORLDWIDEWEB FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={321-327},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001287703210327},
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 - EFFICIENT NAVIGATION ON THE WORLDWIDEWEB FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED
SN - 978-972-8865-78-8
AU - Spalteholz L.
AU - Fun Li K.
AU - Livingston N.
PY - 2007
SP - 321
EP - 327
DO - 10.5220/0001287703210327