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ATbar - Accessibility Toolbar

ATbar is free and allows you to change the look and feel of webpages, increase and decrease font sizes, have text read aloud, use coloured overlays, readability and a dictionary to aid reading. Spell check forms and try word prediction when writing. It is a simple tool which is available for most popular browsers.

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ATbar - Accessibility Toolbar

  1. 1. ATbar Arabic / English Accessibility Toolbar E.A Draffan
  2. 2. Overview • Why have an accessibility toolbar? • ATbar features • Customisation - the Marketplace • The challenges of innovation!
  3. 3. Why have a toolbar?
  4. 4. Mainstreaming AT
  5. 5. When would I need a web browser toolbar? The toolbar will never replace complex assistive technologies
  6. 6. ATbar features
  7. 7. Text Enlargement
  8. 8. Change the look and feel • Overlays, fonts, line spacing and colour changes
  9. 9. Text to Speech
  10. 10. Word prediction and spelling
  11. 11. Customisation of the toolbar
  12. 12. The Marketplace http://marketplace.atbar.org/en/ http://marketplace.atbar.org/ar/
  13. 13. Using ATbar • Add the free ‘bookmark’ or ‘favorite’ to your browser toolbar - available from https://www.atbar.org/ or https://www.atbar.org/ • You can share it with anyone and embed it into your website
  14. 14. Issues • Flash • iframes • Text size and colours not changing in some websites • CSS removal affects toolbar • Localisation Toolbar does not stay loaded when moving between websites – Google Chrome only at the moment.
  15. 15. AT Localisation Framework Visionary / User /Owner Discover Create Individual Needs Activity Skills Translate Test Users Develop Cultural Context Dimensions Appropriateness Environment Demographics Language Impact on Design Translation Technical Designers Developers Linguists
  16. 16. Arabic ATbar – AT Challenges www.atbar.org • Voices • Bi-lateral text, font sizing • Layout • Images • Language used in help files • Testing • Communication with users • Ongoing Feedback • Maintenance
  17. 17. ATbar Arabic Walkthrough http://youtu.be/yp3Y-VSyqT4
  18. 18. Desktop ATbar for Windows • Text to Speech and Screen Reading • Coloured Overlay and Ruler Responsive • Onscreen Keyboard Design? Mobile Technologies? • Magnification Available from https://ar.atbar.org/desktop-atbar/
  19. 19. Documentation http://en.wiki.atbar.org/wiki/Main_Page
  20. 20. ATKit Framework
  21. 21. What helps when innovating! • Collaborative working • Good code - it is open source! https://github.com/AccessAtECS/ATBar • Problems shared – bug tracking, issues raised, comments made, new ideas. • Social media – wikis for documentation, tweets and blogs for news • Multiple means of representation, expression and engagement to accommodate individual differences.
  22. 22. Thank You شكرا / E.A. Draffan ead@ecs.soton.ac. uk ECS Accessibility Team http://access.ecs. soton.ac.uk

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    Jan. 10, 2020

ATbar is free and allows you to change the look and feel of webpages, increase and decrease font sizes, have text read aloud, use coloured overlays, readability and a dictionary to aid reading. Spell check forms and try word prediction when writing. It is a simple tool which is available for most popular browsers.

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