The WebInSight group is actively pursuing the following projects:
Designing interfaces that make solving audio CAPTCHAs easier.
This project seeks to enable web users to improve the accessibility of the web pages that they encounter and share those changes with other web developers and users.
Blind web users currently need to have a screen reader installed on the computers that they use. This prevents them from accessing the web from places where sighted people dolike public terminals in libraries, gyms, airports and from their sighted friends' computers. WebAnywhere is a web-based screen reader that can be used on almost any computer.
Understanding how blind people browse the web is incredibly important for learning to address the problems they face. As part of the WebinSitu project we observe both sighted and blind web users browsing the web.
The original WebInSight system improves the accessibility of web images by automatically formulating alternative text for web images and inserting it into the pages that users view.
Learn the basics of programming while making a fun, seemingly-intelligent
instant messenging chatbot. The curriculum for this program is designed
to cover only what is needed to program a chatbot effectively. The
software used is all free and has been checked to ensure accessibility.
This work is supported
by National Science Foundation Grant (IIS-0415273)