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dc.contributor.authorKuber, Ravi
dc.contributor.authorYu, Wai
dc.contributor.authorStrain, Philip
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Emma
dc.contributor.authorMcAllister, Graham
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-15T20:50:04Z
dc.date.available2020-10-15T20:50:04Z
dc.description.abstractMultimodal interfaces have been used in helping blind and partially sighted people to access visualization tools such as graphs and numerical tables. However, few studies have been undertaken to improve Web access and navigation using a multimodal approach. This paper describes a novel approach that addresses this Web accessibility issue by using an assistive tool which consists of a multimodal interface and a content-aware Web browser plug-in. A force feedback mouse and a real-time audio rendering tool form the basis of the multimodal interface. The Web plug-in constantly monitors the mouse position on-screen as well as detecting the objects in the vicinity. As a result, haptic and audio feedback are provided to inform users when they are close to an image or hyperlink. The multimodal interface and the Web plug-in are described in the paper. Results from a pilot study on the usability of this system are also presented.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project is supported by Eduserven_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/haptic/haptics%20web%20pages_files/Kuber%20et%20al..pdfen_US
dc.format.extent4 pagesen_US
dc.genreconference papers and proceedings preprintsen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2k3xl-wd9k
dc.identifier.citationRavi Kuber, Wai Yu, Philip Strain, Emma Murphy and Graham McAllister, Assistive Multimodal Interfaces for Improving Web Accessibility, http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/haptic/haptics%20web%20pages_files/Kuber%20et%20al..pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/19918
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtThe University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Information Systems Department Collection
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dc.titleAssistive Multimodal Interfaces for Improving Web Accessibilityen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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