Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Calabṛ A., Contini E., Leporini B. Book4All: a tool to make an e-book more accessible to students with vision/visual-impairments. In: USAB 2009 - HCI and Usability for e-Inclusion. 5th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society (Linz, Austria, 9-10 November 2009). Proceedings, pp. 236 - 248. Andreas Holzinger, Klaus Miesenberger (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5889). Springer, 2009.
Empowering people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired includes ensuring that products and electronic materials incorporate a broad range of accessibility features and work well with screen readers and other assistive technology devices. This is particularly important for students with vision impairments. Unfortunately, authors and publishers often do not include specific criteria when preparing the contents. Consequently, e-books can be inadequate for blind and low vision users, especially for students. In this paper we describe a semi-automatic tool developed to support operators who adapt e-documents for visually impaired students. The proposed tool can be used to convert a PDF e-book into a more suitable accessible and usable format readable on desktop computer or on mobile devices.
URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/h81790n5w206g436/
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-10308-7_16
Subject Accessibility
Accessible publishing
Semi-automatic tool
D.2.2 Design Tools and Techniques
H.5.2 User Interfaces

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