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Web Accessibility Laboratory

Principal researcher

Name: Prof. I. V. Ramakrishnan

Contact details: Computer Science Department, 1431 Computer Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4400, United States of America.
Tel: +1 631 632 9949; Fax: +1 631 632 8334
Email: ram@cs.sunysb.edu


Project details

Start date: 01/04/2008
End date: 31/03/2009

Description: This grant will make it possible to establish a laboratory for Web accessibility. This computing research infrastructure will enable research on technologies for processing Web content for multiple user populations, including users with visual disabilities, mobile users, and computer science researchers. In particular, the laboratory will be used to perform research on transaction processing and for extensive evaluation activities. Central to this work is a non-visual Web browser called HearSay, targeted at users with visual disabilities. The broader impacts of the research made possible by this infrastructure include providing greatly improved tools to allow visually impaired people to perform important tasks on the World Wide Web, such as: completing a survey at the social security administration, reserving a book at a university library, online bill paying, and shopping.

Other organisations involved in this project

Funded by the National Science Foundation.

Last updated: 19/03/2010