Marina Buzzi

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Marina Buzzi is an author.

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Editing Wikipedia content by screen reader: Easier interaction with the Accessible Rich Internet Applications suite Accessibility
Blind
Screen reader
Usability
Wikipedia
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology English 2009 Purpose.This study aims to improve Wikipedia usability for the blind and promote the application of standards relating to Web accessibility and usability. Method.First, accessibility and usability of Wikipedia home, search result and edit pages are analysed using the JAWS screen reader; next, suggestions for improving interaction are proposed and a new Wikipedia editing interface built. Most of the improvements were obtained using the Accessible Rich Internet Applications WAI-ARIA suite, developed by the World Wide Web Consortium W3C within the framework of the Web Accessibility Initiative WAI. Last, a scenario of use compares interaction of blind people with the original and the modified interfaces. Results.Our study highlights that although all contents are accessible via screen reader, usability issues exist due to the user's difficulties when interacting with the interface. The scenario of use shows how building an editing interface with the W3C WAI-ARIA suite eliminates many obstacles that can prevent blind users from actively contributing to Wikipedia. Conclusion.The modified Wikipedia editing page is simpler to use via a screen reader than the original one because ARIA ensures a page overview, rapid navigation, and total control of what is happening in the interface. 0 0
Editing Wikipedia content by screen reader: easier interaction with the Accessible Rich Internet Applications suite Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology 2009 {PURPOSE:} This study aims to improve Wikipedia usability for the blind and promote the application of standards relating to Web accessibility and usability. {METHOD:} First, accessibility and usability of Wikipedia home, search result and edit pages are analysed using the {JAWS} screen reader; next, suggestions for improving interaction are proposed and a new Wikipedia editing interface built. Most of the improvements were obtained using the Accessible Rich Internet Applications {(WAI-ARIA)} suite, developed by the World Wide Web Consortium {(W3C)} within the framework of the Web Accessibility Initiative {(WAI).} Last, a scenario of use compares interaction of blind people with the original and the modified interfaces. {RESULTS:} Our study highlights that although all contents are accessible via screen reader, usability issues exist due to the user's difficulties when interacting with the interface. The scenario of use shows how building an editing interface with the {W3C} {WAI-ARIA} suite eliminates many obstacles that can prevent blind users from actively contributing to Wikipedia. {CONCLUSION:} The modified Wikipedia editing page is simpler to use via a screen reader than the original one because {ARIA} ensures a page overview, rapid navigation, and total control of what is happening in the interface. 0 0
Enhancing Wikipedia Editing with WAI-ARIA WAI-ARIA
Wikipedia
Accessibility
Blind users
Usability
User testing
USAB English 2009 0 0
Enhancing Wikipedia editing with WAI-ARIA Accessibility
Blind users
Usability
User testing
WAI-ARIA
Wikipedia
Lecture Notes in Computer Science English 2009 Nowadays Web 2.0 applications allow anyone to create, share and edit on-line content, but accessibility and usability issues still exist. For instance, Wikipedia presents many difficulties for blind users, especially when they want to write or edit articles. In a previous stage of our study we proposed and discussed how to apply the W3C ARIA suite to simplify the Wikipedia editing page when interacting via screen reader. In this paper we present the results of a user test involving totally blind end-users as they interacted with both the original and the modified Wikipedia editing pages. Specifically, the purpose of the test was to compare the editing and formatting process for original and ARIA-implemented Wikipedia user interfaces, and to evaluate the improvements. 0 0
Is Wikipedia usable for the blind? Accessibility
Blind
E-learning
Usability
Wiki
W4A English 2008 0 0
Making Wikipedia editing easier for the blind Wikipedia
Accessibility
Blind
Usability
NordiCHI English 2008 0 1