Synchronizing audio and haptic feedback to read webpage

Sulaiman, S. and Rambli, D.R.A. and Hashim, H.I. and Mokhtahir, M.M. (2014) Synchronizing audio and haptic feedback to read webpage. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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The limitations of a Website's accessibility in terms of its text attributes representation in web pages hinder the visually impaired users from having a comprehensive understanding of the web content. Current assistive technology such as screen reader and refreshable Braille device are unable to represent this non-textual attributes to the visually impaired. This paper presents a study that examines the significance of text attributes to support Web accessibility and improve understanding of the content. It was hypothesized that the synchronization of audio and haptic feedbacks could improve Web accessibility through text attributes identification; thus, providing comprehensive understanding of the webpage. The study involves development of a prototype system that synchronizes audio and haptic to read webpage and represents text attributes. A mixture of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods was adopted. Interviews with the visually impaired users were conducted to gather their requirements for the prototype. A user testing involving those who suffer from high degree of visual impairment was carried out to evaluate the prototype. B The findings show significant improvement in web browsing performance and text attributes identification using the prototype as compared to the existing screen reader. © 2014 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Impact Factor: cited By 1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial intelligence; Computer science; Computers; Engineering; Industrial engineering; Software engineering, Assistive technology; Audio; Haptic; Mental model; Visually impaired; Web accessibility, Websites
Depositing User: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 09:03
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 09:03

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