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      Butterfleye: Supporting the Development of Accessible Web Applications for Users with Severe Motor-Impairment

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      Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)

      Fusion

      11 - 15 July 2016

      Accessibility, Severe Motor-Impairment, Human Computer Interaction, Web Development, Eye-Tracking

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            Abstract

            Various accessibility standards and guidelines exist, targeting different disabilities. Nonetheless persons suffering from Severe Motor Disabilities (SMD) are generally excluded from development efforts, mainly because of a lack in accessibility regulations, standards and developer support. This work presents Butterfleye, a novel developer-centric tool that facilitates the development of accessible gaze-driven web applications for SMD users. Butterfleye relies and builds upon a widely-adopted open-source front-end framework to incentivise frictionless developer adoption. Low cost eye-tracking devices are also examined to lower barriers for end-user adoption.We present an open-source library developed iteratively over a series of user-centric studies and report initial evidence of, and observations on, its effectiveness with SMD users.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2016
            July 2016
            : 1-3
            Affiliations
            [0001]Malta Information Technology Agency

            Gattard House, National Road

            Blata l-Bajda, HMR 9010
            [0002]Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

            University of Malta

            Msida, MSD 2080
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2016.91
            9fba4bd5-2524-4d90-a864-836103afa06e
            © Chetcuti et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings British HCI 2016 – Fusion, Bournemouth, UK

            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/

            Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            HCI
            30
            Bournemouth University, Poole, UK
            11 - 15 July 2016
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Fusion
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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            3. The Accessibility Project 2016 The a11y project: A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier Technical report 14 March 2016

            4. The EyeTribe 2014 Eye tracking 101 Available from http://dev.theeyetribe.com/general/ 14 March 2016

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