Automatic adaptation techniques to increase the web accessibility for blind users

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2016-06-22

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Springer Verlag

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Abstract

Despite the available guidelines and tools to build accessible websites, many still fail to be accessible and usable by the blind users. Web content adap‐ tation has been used as an approach to enhance website accessibility by applying automatic transformation techniques. We describe here a system that automati‐ cally increases webpage accessibility by applying three different techniques: link enrichment, image enrichment, and navigation enrichment. Preliminary evalua‐ tion of these techniques reveals that the prototype successfully eliminates half of the accessibility errors identified by validating tools and it performs equally well regardless of the accessibility compliance level of the website.

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10642/4715