Carnegie Mellon University
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Web Accessibility for Low Bandwith Input

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posted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jennifer Mankoff, Anind Dey, Udit Batra, Melody Moore
One of the first, most common, and most useful applications that today's computer users access is the World Wide Web (web). One population of users for whom the web is especially important is those with motor disabilities, because it may enable them to do things that they might not otherwise be able to do: shopping; getting an education; running a business. This is particularly important for low bandwidth users: users with such limited motor and speech that they can only produce one or two signals when communicating with a computer. We present requirements for low bandwidth web accessibility, and two tools that address these requirements. The first is a modifified web browser, the second a proxy that modifies HTML. Both work without requiring web page authors to modify their pages.


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