Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Buzzi M. C., Buzzi M., Leporini B., Senette C. Making Wikipedia editing easier for the blind. In: NordiCHI 2008 - 5th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction: building bridges (Lund, Sweden, 20-22 October 2008). Proceedings, pp. 423 - 426. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, vol. 358). ACM, 2008.
A key feature of Web 2.0 is the possibility of sharing, creating and editing on-line content. This approach is increasingly used in learning environments to favor interaction and cooperation among students. These functions should be accessible as well as easy to use for all participants. Unfortunately accessibility and usability issues still exist for Web 2.0-based applications. For instance, Wikipedia presents many difficulties for the blind. In this paper we discuss a possible solution for simplifying the Wikipedia editing page when interacting via screen reader. Building an editing interface that conforms to W3C ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) recommendations would overcome accessibility and usability problems that prevent blind users from actively contributing to Wikipedia.
URL: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1463160.1463210&coll=ACM&dl=ACM&CFID=38021750&CFTOKEN=92355541
Subject Design
Human Factors
H.5 Information Interfaces and Presentation (e.g., HCI)

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