Accessibility of Web Collaboration TechnologiesBy Koivunen, Marja-Riitta; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2004,
Publication Date: 2004
Paper discusses the efforts of the Web Accessibility Initiation Research and Development Interest Group (WAI-RDIG), whose main goal is to perform research on the accessibility of accessible collaboration technologies. Examples of commonly used collaboration tools include instant messaging software, text chat or Internet Relay Chat, shared desktops, and teleconferencing, as well as electronic mail, mailing lists, and web logs. Researchers with the WAI-RDIG identified eight specific accessible collaboration initiatives that need to be addressed: (1) sharing documents, slides, images, and multimedia, (2) sharing discussions and comments, (3) sharing social awareness, (4) applying WAI guidelines to collaboration technologies, (5) controlling synchronous information streams, (6) accessible design principles for social interfaces, (7) collaborative support for accessibility, and (8) accessible alternatives for innovative visualizations. Implications for further research are discussed.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2004/proceedings/273.htm