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TrailBlazer: Enabling Blind Users to Blaze Trails Through the Web

Summary: TrailBlazer: Enabling Blind Users to Blaze Trails
Through the Web
Jeffrey P. Bigham
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195 USA
Tessa Lau and Jeffrey Nichols
IBM Almaden Research Center
650 Harry Rd
San Jose, CA 95120 USA
{tessalau, jwnichols}@us.ibm.com
For blind web users, completing tasks on the web can be
frustrating. Each step can require a time-consuming lin-
ear search of the current web page to find the needed in-
teractive element or piece of information. Existing inter-
active help systems and the playback components of some
programming-by-demonstration tools identify the needed el-
ements of a page as they guide the user through predefined


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


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences