Title

Internet surfing for the blind : a prototype

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Electronic Library

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Volume

21

Issue

6

First Page

576

Last Page

586

Keywords

Blind people, Computer applications, Internet

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.

DOI

10.1108/02640470310509135

Print ISSN

02640473

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