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W3-Access for Blind People

Louis Perrochon, Andrea Kennel. Institute for Information Systems, ETH Zürich.

Proceedings of the Symposium on Data Highway, October 1995, Bern.

Keywords: Proxy Server, Blind or Visually Impaired People, User Interface Transformation

Language: English.


'W3-Access for Blind People' is intended to make web-surfing easier for blind people. Structure information in HTML documents is transformed on the fly into a form, that can be read easier by visually handicapped. We assume that the blind computer user is already familiar with a screen reader and already working with a W3-browser. Our approach works with every W3-browser and every screen reader. No additional software has to be installed at the user's computer.

You can try it: Set your W3-browser to the proxy at <>, flush your cache and start browsing.

Available files: [ plain text ] [ gzipped Postscript ] [ gzipped Postscript of slides ] [ Zipped Powerpoint ]

An updated version of this paper has been published in ACM SIGCAPH Bulletin. See also the Webpage at <>.

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