Testing google ionterfaces modified for the blind

Patrizia Andronico, Marina Buzzi, Barbara Leporini, Carlos Castillo

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Abstract

We present the results of a research project focus on improving the usability of web search tools for blind users who interact via screen reader and voice synthesizer. In the first stage of our study, we proposed eight specific guidelines for simplifying this interaction with search engines. Next, we evaluated these criteria by applying them to Google UIs, re-implementing the simple search and the result page. Finally, we prepared the environment for a remote test with 12 totally blind users. The results highlight how Google interfaces could be improved in order to simplify interaction for the blind.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on World Wide Web
Pages873-874
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event15th International Conference on World Wide Web - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 May 200626 May 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 15th International Conference on World Wide Web

Other

Other15th International Conference on World Wide Web
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh, Scotland
Period23/5/0626/5/06

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Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Blind
  • Search engine
  • Usability
  • User interface design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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Andronico, P., Buzzi, M., Leporini, B., & Castillo, C. (2006). Testing google ionterfaces modified for the blind. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on World Wide Web (pp. 873-874). (Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on World Wide Web). https://doi.org/10.1145/1135777.1135921