Better understanding diverse end user website usage challenges with browser-based augmented reality approaches

Minh Hieu Vu, Joshua (Shuki) Wyman, John Grundy, Anuradha Madugalla

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Abstract

Software engineers are usually quite different from their end users, especially those with a variety of accessibility related usage challenges. These include, but are not limited to, sight, hearing, cognitive, mobility, hand control, age, language and many others. A popular approach to assist developers in understanding and designing for these diverse end user accessibility challenges are ‘Augmented Reality’ (AR) browser-based plug-ins. These attempt to mimic how a user with a particular challenge or set of challenges will perceive viewing and interacting with a target web site. We review work on developing such plug-ins, summarise some of the popular AR brower-based plug-ins designed to support accessibility design and evaluation, and report results of a developer survey we conducted on their requirements and usage of such tools. We then report a detailed heuristic evaluation of a popular example, Funkify, and discuss the performance of several of its simulators on commonly used web site exemplars. Finally we identify and report a range of future research needs in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - 17th International Conference, ENASE 2022 Virtual Event, April 25–26, 2022 Revised Selected Papers
EditorsHermann Kaindl, Mike Mannion, Leszek A. Maciaszek
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages269-291
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783031365973
ISBN (Print)9783031365966
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventInternational Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering 2022 - Online
Duration: 25 Apr 202226 Apr 2022
Conference number: 17th
https://www.scitepress.org/ProceedingsDetails.aspx?ID=4191yoyMdsI=&t=1 (Proceedings)
https://enase.scitevents.org (Website)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering 2022
Abbreviated titleENASE 2022
Period25/04/2226/04/22
Internet address

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Disability simulation
  • Human aspects
  • Human computer interaction
  • Software engineering

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