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In this article, we introduce Semantic Interior Mapology (SIM), a web app that allows anyone to quickly trace the floor plan of a building, generating a vectorized representation that can be automatically converted into a tactile map at the desired scale. The design of SIM is informed by a focus...
Many studies within Accessible Computing have investigated image accessibility, from what should be included in alternative text (alt text), to possible automated, human-in-the-loop, or crowdsourced approaches to alt text generation. However, the processes through which practitioners make alt...
Automating the generation of audio descriptions (AD) for blind and visually impaired (BVI) people is a difficult task, since it has several challenges involved, such as: identifying gaps in dialogues; describing the essential elements; summarizing and fitting the descriptions into the dialogue...
Documents containing mathematical content remain largely inaccessible to blind and visually impaired readers because they are predominantly published as untagged PDFs, which do not include the semantic data necessary for effective accessibility. Equations in such documents consist of text...
In the United States, the abuse of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is at epidemic proportions. However, the reporting of such abuse has been severely lacking. It has been found that individuals with I/DD are more aware of when and how to report abuse when they...
Screen reader plugins are small pieces of code that blind users can download and install to enhance the capabilities of their screen readers. This article aims to understand why blind users use these plugins, as well as how these plugins are developed, deployed, and maintained. To this end, we...
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