A toolkit for building more adaptable user interfaces for vision-impaired users

Calvin Luy, Jeremy Law, Lily Ho, Richard Matheson, Tracey Cai, Anuradha Madugalla, John Grundy

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Abstract

Most prior research into adaptable and adaptive user interfaces primarily focuses on facilitating consistent user experiences across devices and pays less attention to facilitating universal access for diverse end users. We address this shortcoming by developing adaptable user interface components for a category of diverse users, the vision impaired. This paper presents a framework that supports run time adaptation of web components to suit vision impaired users by using a set of adaptable, reusable widgets. We developed a prototype using these components and evaluated its effectiveness. Our results show that an such an adaptable user interface provides significant benefit in many key W3C accessibility areas, helping to make the web more accessible for diverse end users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2021
EditorsKyle Harms, Jacome Cunha, Steve Oney, Caitlin Kelleher
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665445924
ISBN (Print)9781665445931
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2021 - St. Louis, United States of America
Duration: 10 Oct 202113 Oct 2021
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9575169/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Volume2010-October
ISSN (Print)1943-6092
ISSN (Electronic)1943-6106

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2021
Abbreviated titleVL/HCC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySt. Louis
Period10/10/2113/10/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Adaptive user interface
  • Human computer interaction
  • Personalised UI
  • Visual impairment

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