Improving Web accessibility through an enhanced open-source browser

Vicki Hanson, J. P. Brezin, S. Crayne, Simeon Keates, R. Kjeldsen, John Richards, C. Swart, Shari Trewin

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Abstract

The accessibility Works project provides software enhancements to the Mozilla™ Web browser and allows users to control their browsing environment. Although Web accessibility standards specify markup that must be incorporated for Web pages to be accessible, these standards do not ensure a good experience for all Web users. This paper discusses user controls that facilitate a number of adaptations that can greatly increase the usability of Web pages for a diverse population of users. In addition to transformations that change page presentation, innovations are discussed that enable mouse and keyboard input correction as well as vision-based control for users unable to use their hands for computer input.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-588
Number of pages16
JournalIBM Systems Journal
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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Hanson, V., Brezin, J. P., Crayne, S., Keates, S., Kjeldsen, R., Richards, J., ... Trewin, S. (2005). Improving Web accessibility through an enhanced open-source browser. IBM Systems Journal, 44(3), 573-588. DOI: 10.1147/sj.443.0573

Hanson, Vicki; Brezin, J. P.; Crayne, S.; Keates, Simeon; Kjeldsen, R.; Richards, John; Swart, C.; Trewin, Shari / Improving Web accessibility through an enhanced open-source browser.

In: IBM Systems Journal, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2005, p. 573-588.

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In: IBM Systems Journal, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2005, p. 573-588.

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Hanson V, Brezin JP, Crayne S, Keates S, Kjeldsen R, Richards J et al. Improving Web accessibility through an enhanced open-source browser. IBM Systems Journal. 2005;44(3):573-588. Available from, DOI: 10.1147/sj.443.0573