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WebInSight: Making Web Images Accessible Jeffrey P. Bigham, Ryan S. Kaminsky, Richard E. Ladner,
 

Summary: WebInSight: Making Web Images Accessible
Jeffrey P. Bigham, Ryan S. Kaminsky, Richard E. Ladner,

Oscar M. Danielsson and Gordon L. Hempton

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195 USA

jbigham|rkamin|ladner|osda02|ghempton @cs.washington.edu{ }
ABSTRACT
Images without alternative text are a barrier to equal web
access for blind users. To illustrate the problem, we con
ducted a series of studies that conclusively show that a large
fraction of significant images have no alternative text. To
ameliorate this problem, we introduce WebInSight, a sys
tem that automatically creates and inserts alternative text
into web pages on-the-fly. To formulate alternative text for

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences