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3rd International Workshop on
Web Site Evolution

November 10, 2001; Florence, Italy

WSE 2001
Theme: Access for All

TITLE: Requirements for Maintaining Web Access for Hearing-Impaired Individuals

AUTHORS(s) & AFFILIATION(s): Daniel M. Berry, Computer Science Department, University of Waterloo

KEYWORD(s): access, closed captioning, e-mail, fax, hearing impaired, lipreading, lipsynching, movies, sight impaired, talking head, telephone, textual and graphical interfaces, TTY, TV, video phone, voice and audio interfaces, voice synthesis

PRESENTER / CONTACT PERSON: Daniel M. Berry

CONTACT EMAIL: dberry@uwaterloo.ca

ABSTRACT:

The current textual and graphical interfaces to computing, including the Web, is a dream come true for the hearing impaired. However, improved technology for voice and audio interface threaten to end this dream. Requirements are identified for continued access to computing for the hearing impaired. Consideration is given also to improving access to the sight impaired.

Last modified October 29, 2001 by Scott Tilley.