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      Usable Web-based Calendaring for Blind Users

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      Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction

      4 - 8 July 2011

      Blind, visual impairment, calendar, screen reader, usability, human-computer interaction

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          While a calendar is generally thought of as a visual representation of a day, week, month or year; in its simplest form, a calendar consists of scheduled events with associated dates, times, locations and descriptions. In this paper we describe the design and evaluation of a web-based calendar prototype for blind individuals who use screen readers to access their computers and the Internet. With our new web-based calendar prototype, the successful completion across common calendar tasks improved from a mean of 43 per cent across other web-based email calendars to a mean of 96 per cent in our prototype calendar. This empirical study illustrates the types of simple design changes that can dramatically improve the level of access and usability of dynamic, web-based calendar interfaces for blind users.

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              Contributors
              Conference
              July 2011
              July 2011
              : 99-103
              Affiliations
              Frostburg State University

              Frostburg, MD, USA
              Towson University

              Towson, MD, USA
              Article
              10.14236/ewic/HCI2011.33
              © Brian Wentz et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

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              Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
              HCI
              25
              Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
              4 - 8 July 2011
              Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
              Human Computer Interaction
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              Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
              Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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              Electronic Workshops in Computing

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