• Full Technical Paper Accepted at ASSETS 2008

    Published: Monday, 23 June 2008

    A technical paper by Eleni Michailidou, Simon Harper and Sean Bechhofer has been accepted at the 10th ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility.

    A technical paper by Eleni Michailidou, Simon Harper and Sean Bechhofer has been accepted at the 10th ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility.

    The paper, named "Investigating Sighted Users' Browsing Behaviour to Assist Web Accessibility", aims to investigate the assertion that understanding how sighted users browse Web pages can provide important information that will enhance Web Accessibility, especially for visually impaired users. The paper presents an eye tracking study where sighted users' browsing behaviour on nine Web pages was investigated to determine how the page visual clutter is related to sighted users' browsing patterns. The results show that salient elements attract users' attention first, users spend more time on the main content of the page and tend to fixate on the first three or four items on the menu lists. Common gaze patterns begin at the salient elements of the page, move to the main content, header, right column and left column of the page and finish at the footer area. The authors argue that the results should be used as the initial step for proposing guidelines that assist in designing and transforming Web pages for an easier and faster access for visually impaired users.

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