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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: PDF accessibility of research papers : what tools are needed for assessment and remediation?
Authors: Jembu Rajkumar, Aravind
Lazar, Jonathan
Jordan, J. Bern
Darvishy, Alireza
Hutter, Hans-Peter
et. al: No
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2020.512
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Page(s): 4185
Pages to: 4194
Conference details: 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Maui, HI, USA, 7-10 January 2020
Issue Date: Jan-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Honolulu
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-3-3
ISSN: 2572-6859
Language: English
Subjects: Human-computer interaction in the digital economy; Accessibility; Disability; PDF; Section 508; Stem
Subject (DDC): 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: Trillions of documents online are in PDF format, but only a small amount of these PDF documents include the necessary markup to make them accessible for people with disabilities. This paper presents the results of three related data collection efforts: a survey (with 61 participants), interviews (with 6 participants), and usability testing (with 6 participants), to learn more about what tools are needed for content contributors, to assist them in the assessment and remediation of accessibility in PDF documents. The paper provides suggested features and usability needed for software tools to support PDF document accessibility, as well as implications for content creators, scientific publishers, as well as the creator of the PDF format, Adobe.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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