Blog
About

145
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    4
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Conference Proceedings: found
      Is Open Access

      Factors Impacting Animation in Icons for Visually Impaired Computer Users

      Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005 (AD)

      Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference

      23-25 August 2005

      Visually impaired, accessibility, graphical user interfaces, animation, icons

      Read this article at

      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Icons are commonplace in Graphical User Interfaces. These same components that are intended to make computers easy to use can make technology difficult to access for the visually impaired. Eliminating icons would be unrealistic, but re-examining icons is a starting point in increasing accessibility in GUIs. A project is underway where animation is being added to icons in order to assist visually impaired users who wish to access computing resources. Initially animated icons were not shown to be superior to static icons in terms of the size needed to identify them. This paper will present the analysis of some factors that influenced the results. The extent of the motion in the icons and the visual profile of the participants themselves contributed to the ability to identify animated icons. These insights will assist interface designers in developing more accessible Graphical User Interfaces.

          Related collections

          Most cited references 3

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Article: not found

          The Usefulness of Icons on the Computer Interface: Effect of Graphical Abstraction and Functional Representation on Experienced and Novice Users

           Daniel Stotts (1998)
            Bookmark
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: not found
            • Conference Proceedings: not found

            Bringing icons to life

              Bookmark
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: not found
              • Article: not found

              Self-describing animated icons for human-computer interaction a research note

                Bookmark

                Author and article information

                Contributors
                Conference
                August 2005
                August 2005
                : 1-8
                Affiliations
                Rochester Institute of Technology

                Rochester, NY USA
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/AD2005.13
                © Stephanie Ludi. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005, Dundee, Scotland

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005
                AD
                Dundee, Scotland
                23-25 August 2005
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference
                Product
                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
                Categories
                Electronic Workshops in Computing

                Comments

                Comment on this article