Analyzing Visual Layout for a Non-Visual Presentation-Document InterfaceBy Ishihara, Tatsuya; Takagi, Hironobu; Itoh, Takashi; Asakawa, Chieko; ASSETS 2006 - The Eighth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility,
Publication Date: 2006
Paper proposes a visual analysis method for making diagrams in presentation documents accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired. It generates metadata to describe the relationships of objects, and the source-destination relationships of arrows. A novel interface utilizing the metadata was prototyped to present the visual structure of presentation documents in a tree view. This allows users with visual impairments understand presentation documents easily, because it represents the visual structure that current screen readers cannot expose. Results of an evaluation showed that the method for automatically creating the metadata can be applied to various types of diagrams in presentation documents.
Published by: Association for Computing Machinery (Website:http://www.acm.org)
SIGACCESS (ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing) (Web Site: http://www.sigaccess.org )
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