AN OPEN SOURCE SCREEN READER FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE - Experiences and Thoughts

Martina Weicht, Frank Zenker, Ilvio Bruder, Andreas Heuer

Abstract

Developing open source software offers great potential for sustainable software evolution and for software product distribution, holding particular advantages in financial, psychological, security, and other aspects. However, lots of effort and fortunate circumstances are needed to enforce them. This paper will take a look at open source software development and its success factors using the example of the SUE screen reader project. This project deals with supporting blind and visually impaired users on Linux by providing alternative access to the graphical user interface. The development of SUE is an interesting example of FLOSS development in the eHealth area. We will introduce SUE and provide an overview of our open source development experiences discussing a special factor in the success of open source development: communities.

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Weicht M., Zenker F., Bruder I. and Heuer A. (2010). AN OPEN SOURCE SCREEN READER FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE - Experiences and Thoughts . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: Special Session OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-016-0, pages 525-531. DOI: 10.5220/0002787905250531


in Bibtex Style

@conference{special session osehc10,
author={Martina Weicht and Frank Zenker and Ilvio Bruder and Andreas Heuer},
title={AN OPEN SOURCE SCREEN READER FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE - Experiences and Thoughts},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: Special Session OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={525-531},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002787905250531},
isbn={978-989-674-016-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: Special Session OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2010)
TI - AN OPEN SOURCE SCREEN READER FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE - Experiences and Thoughts
SN - 978-989-674-016-0
AU - Weicht M.
AU - Zenker F.
AU - Bruder I.
AU - Heuer A.
PY - 2010
SP - 525
EP - 531
DO - 10.5220/0002787905250531