WebAnywhere - Experiences with a New Delivery Model for Access Technology

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Updates on the progress and potential of the WebAnywhere web-based screen reader.

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  • Today I’ll be talking about Mining Web Interactions to Automatically Create MashUpsSpecifically, I’ll be talking about how we automatically create meta-search mash-ups leveraging the interactions that they’re already performing.
  • WebAnywhere - Experiences with a New Delivery Model for Access Technology

    1. 1. WebAnywhere: Experiences with a New Delivery Model for Access Technology<br />Jeffrey P. Bigham<br />ROC HCI Group<br />Department of Computer Science<br />University of Rochester<br />Richard Ladner<br />Department of Computer Science<br />University of Washington<br />Wendy Chisholm<br />Department of Computer Science<br />University of Washington<br />
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    3. 3. Bighamet al. “WebAnywhere: A Screen Reader On-the-Go” W4A 2008. <br />
    4. 4. WebAnywhere Traffic<br />
    5. 5. Worldwide Audience<br />
    6. 6. Interesting Qualities<br /> Free<br /> - users need an affordable option<br /> - something to fall back on<br /> No Installation<br /> - no installation means usable in more places<br /> Low-Cost Distribution & Updates<br /> - each time users visit WA they get the newest version<br /> Who would actually use WebAnywhere?<br />
    7. 7. Who<br /> Not everyone was blind<br /> People with reading difficulties<br /> People with low vision<br /> Web developers<br />Educators<br /> People from all over the world! <br />
    8. 8. New Version<br /><ul><li> More languages
    9. 9. Better Mouse Support</li></li></ul><li>“Eye” Tracking<br />Bigham and Murray. “WebTrax: Visualizing Non-Visual Web Interactions.” ICCHP 2010. <br />
    10. 10. Accessibility By Demonstration<br />Bighamet al. “Accessibility by Demonstration: Enabling End Users to Guide Developers<br />to WebAccessibility Solutions.” Coming Soon. <br />
    11. 11. Design to Read<br />
    12. 12. Leverage WA in Your Research<br />http://webanywhere.googlecode.com<br />
    13. 13. WA in 3 Steps and 30 Seconds<br />Apache with PHP<br />svn checkout http://webanywhere.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ wa<br />Access at http://<yourhost>/wa/<br />
    14. 14. THE ENDhttp://webanywhere.googlecode.comjbigham@cs.rochester.eduThanks to NSF, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Ivona<br />

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