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Editing Wikipedia content by screen reader: easier interaction with the accessible rich Internet applications suite
Abstract {PURPOSE:} This study aims to improve Wiki{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.rol of what is happening in the interface.
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Collected data time dimension N/A  +
Comments "The modified Wikipedia editing page is si"The modified Wikipedia editing page is simpler to use via a screen reader than the original one because ARIA [(Accessible Rich Internet Applications)] ensures a page overview, rapid navigation , and total control of what is happening in the interface." p.264what is happening in the interface." p.264
Conclusion The modified Wikipedia editing page is simoler to use via a screen reader than the original one becanse ARIA ensures a page overview, rapid navigation , and total control of what is happening in the interface.
Data source Experiment responses  +
Doi 10.1080/17483100902903457 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Editing%2BWikipedia%2Bcontent%2Bby%2Bscreen%2Breader%3A%2Beasier%2Binteraction%2Bwith%2Bthe%2Baccessible%2Brich%2BInternet%2Bapplications%2Bsuite%22  +
Has author Marina Buzzi + , Barbara Leporini +
Has domain Computer science +
Has topic Technical infrastructure + , Other antecedents of participation +
Issue 4  +
Month July  +
Pages 264-275  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology +
Research design Experiment  +
Research questions This study aims to improve Wikipedia usability for the blind and promote the application of standards relating ro Web accessibility and usability.
Revid 10,744  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Design and action  +
Title Editing Wikipedia content by screen reader: easier interaction with the accessible rich Internet applications suite
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19565387  +
Volume 4  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:26:14  +
Categories Technical infrastructure  + , Other antecedents of participation  + , Computer science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:25:55  +
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