Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Buzzi M. C., Buzzi M., Leporini B. Accessing e-Learning systems via screen reader: an example. In: HCI International 2009 - Human-Computer Interaction. Interacting in Various Application Domains. 13th International Conference (San Diego, CA - USA, 21-24 July 2009). Proceedings, pp. 21 - 30. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5613). Springer, 2009.
The evolution of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the rapid growth of the Internet have impelled the pervasive diffusion of e-Learning systems. This is a great opportunity for visually-disabled people provided that both the interactive environment, created by the Learning Management Systems, and the Learning Objects, created by teachers, are properly designed and delivered. In this paper we investigate interaction of the blind user with an open source Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) and discuss how the use of the W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) suite may improve the experience of navigation via screen reader.
URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/r330537w026k/
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02583-9_3
Subject e-learning
H.5.2 User Interfaces

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