A tool for improving the web accessibility of visually handicapped persons

Tadayoshi Fujiki, Eisuke Hanada, Tomomi Yamada, Yoshihiro Noda, Yasuaki Antoku, Naoki Nakashima, Yoshiaki Nose

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Much has been written concerning the difficulties faced by visually handicapped persons when they access the internet. To solve some of the problems and to make web pages more accessible, we developed a tool we call the "Easy Bar," which works as a toolbar on the web browser. The functions of the Easy Bar are to change the size of web texts and images, to adjust the color, and to clear cached data that is automatically saved by the web browser. These functions are executed with ease by clicking buttons and operating a pull-down list. Since the icons built into Easy Bar are quite large, it is not necessary for the user to deal with delicate operations. The functions of Easy Bar run on any web page without increasing the processing time. For the visually handicapped, Easy Bar would contribute greatly to improved web accessibility to medical information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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