2011
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A Modified Google Docs UI accessible via screen reader

Mori G., Buzzi M. C., Buzzi M., Leporini B.

Usability  screen reader  Google Docs  Collaborative editing  Blind  Accessibility 

Collaborative editors are simple tools that enable people to create, share and exchange documents via Internet, quickly enhancing learning, knowledge and socialization. However, at present collaborative software is designed with little attention to the needs of differently-abled persons, such as the blind. Dynamic user interfaces and visual features delivering meaning may be inaccessible via screen reader, if an appropriate design is not adopted. In this demo we show a prototype of some modified Google Docs User Interfaces (UIs) -- for accessing and editing a document -- that allow full accessibility via JAWS screen reader. An interaction with the original and modified UIs is shown to highlight barriers and possible solutions for their elimination.

Source: ECSCW 2011: The Twelfth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, pp. 1–4, Aarhus University, Denmark, 24-28 September 2011



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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{oai:it.cnr:prodotti:203717,
	title = {A Modified Google Docs UI accessible via screen reader},
	author = {Mori G. and Buzzi M.  C. and Buzzi M. and Leporini B.},
	booktitle = {ECSCW 2011: The Twelfth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, pp. 1–4, Aarhus University, Denmark, 24-28 September 2011},
	year = {2011}
}