Lab Member Successfully Completes His PhD #accessibility #a11yPublished: Wednesday, 05 October 2011
[image src=/media/tianyi-chen.jpg alt="Tianyi Chen" class="right"][image src=/media/tianyi-chen.jpg alt="Tianyi Chen" class="right"]
Tianyi Chen of the Web Ergonomics Lab has graduated from the University of Manchester with the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. His thesis for the degree is entitled "Investigating Retrospective Interoperability between the Accessible and Mobile Webs with regard to User Input" describes the errors experienced by Mobile Web users share similarity in scope with those hindering motor-impaired Web users with dexterity issues, and existing solutions from the motor-impaired users domain can be migrated to the Mobile Web domain to address the common errors. By leveraging research from the Web accessibility field into the Mobile Web field, we have linked two disjoint domains together. We have migrated solutions from one domain to another, and thus have improved the usability and accessibility of the Mobile Web.