Richard S. Schwerdtfeger

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This paper considers different ways to enhance access to the World Wide Web for persons with sensory, cognitive, or motor limitations. Paradoxically, while complex Web architectures may seem to have inhibited accessibility, they have broadened the range of points where we can try to improve it. This paper identifies these points and evaluates the advantages(More)
New technology tends to be inaccessible to people with disabilities. Accessibility features are frequently added as the technology matures; doing so late in the cycle incurs significant costs. The initial omission of accessibility features often results from systems designers' lack of insight into accessibility requirements. This paper discusses(More)
This project demonstrates fully keyboard accessible components on a web page working with a screen reader. By adding the appropriate semantic data to web components and having user agents translate this to the platform accessibility application programming interfaces, the user interface of a web site can be made fully accessible to keyboard only and vision(More)
For some people, interaction preference settings like large fonts or speech output are essential for technology access. We demonstrate a 'First Discovery Tool' intended as an easy and accessible way for people to discover and set preferences to address major access barriers. The tool is designed to support people who have limited technology experience or(More)
This paper highlights the research for year one of the Preferences for Global Access (PGA) project whose long term goal is to define a cross-platform preference acquisition system to acquire a user's needs and preferences for ac-cessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as part of a cloud-based Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII).
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