Internet surfing for the blind : a prototype

Alfred LOO, Ming Te LU, Chris BLOOR

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The right of blind people to access the Internet is simply ignored in many countries because Web pages have been designed for normal people. As a result, many blind people are not enjoying the benefits of the Internet and the improvement in the quality of life that Internet use can bring. In order for visually impaired persons to surf the Internet, it is necessary to develop a special human-computer interface (HCI) system. This paper presents the design of a Web project for the blind. The aim of this research is to develop a new HCI model and an associated computer system for visually impaired people so that they can browse the World Wide Web via Internet. An assessment of the potential of a wide range of applications and their impact are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-586
Number of pages11
JournalElectronic Library
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Blind people
  • Computer applications
  • Internet

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