BVI accessibility & usability

Accessibility

Andreas Kleynhans, S. A., & Fourie, I. (2014). Ensuring accessibility of electronic information resources for visually impaired people: The need to clarify concepts such as visually impaired. Library Hi Tech, 32(2), 368–379. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-11-2013-0148

Fan, D., et al. (2022). The Accessibility of Data Visualizations on the Web for Screen Reader Users: Practices and Experiences During COVID-19. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), https://doi.org/10.1145/3557899

Francisco-Revilla, L., & Crow, J. (2010). Interpretation of web page layouts by blind users. Proceedings of the 10th annual joint conference on Digital libraries, 173–176. https://doi.org/10.1145/1816123.1816148

Giraud, S., Colombi, T., Russo, A., & Thérouanne, P. (2011). Accessibility of rich internet applications for blind people: A study to identify the main problems and solutions. Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGCHI Italian Chapter International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Facing Complexity, 163–166. https://doi.org/10.1145/2037296.2037335

Joyner, S. C. S., Riegelhuth, A., Garrity, K., Kim, Y. S., & Kim, N. W. (2022, April). Visualization Accessibility in the Wild: Challenges Faced by Visualization Designers. CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1145/3491102.3517630

Lazar, J., Allen, A., Kleinman, J., & Malarkey, C. (2007). What frustrates screen reader users on the Web: A study of 100 blind users. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 22(3), 247–269. https://doi.org/10.1080/10447310709336964

Leuthold, S., Bargas-Avila, J. A., & Opwis, K. (2008). Beyond web content accessibility guidelines: Design of enhanced text user interfaces for blind internet users. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 66(4), 257-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2007.10.006

Nengroo, A. S., & Kuppusamy, K. S. (2018). Accessible images (AIMS): a model to build self-describing images for assisting screen reader users. Universal Access in the Information Society, 17(3), 607-619. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-017-0607-z

Nganji, J. T. (2015). The Portable Document Format (PDF) accessibility practice of four journal publishers. Library & Information Science Research, 37(3), 254-262.

Power, C., Freire, A., Petrie, H., & Swallow, D. (2012). Guidelines are only half of the story: accessibility problems encountered by blind users on the web. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems, 433-442. https://doi.org/10.1145/2207676.2207736

Seo, W., & Jung, H. (2022). Challenges and opportunities to improve the accessibility of YouTube for people with visual impairments as content creators. Universal Access in the Information Society, 21(3), 767-770. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-020-00787-8

Sorrell, M., Norton, D., McAdams, J., Winterling, R., & Dipple, K. (2017). Creating an online scientific art exhibit formatted for people with a visual impairment. Journal of Web Librarianship, 11(2), 105-123. https://doi.org/10.1080/19322909.2017.1300788

Siu, A. F., Fan, D., Kim, G. S., Rao, H. V., Vazquez, X., O’Modhrain, S., & Follmer, S. (2021, April). COVID-19 highlights the issues facing blind and visually impaired people in accessing data on the web. Proceedings of the 18th International Web for All Conference, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1145/3430263.3452432

Splendiani, B., & Ribera, M. (2015). Accessibility of graphics in STEM research articles: Analysis and proposals for improvement. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 67(6), 1507–1520. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23464

Tigwell, G. W., Gorman, B. M., & Menzies, R. (2020). Emoji accessibility for visually impaired people. Proceedings of the 2020 CHI conference on human factors in computing systems, 1–14.  https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376267.

Vigo, M., & Harper, S. (2014). A snapshot of the first encounters of visually disabled users with the Web. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, 203–212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.01.045

Walker, W., & Keenan, T. (2015). Do you hear what I see? Assessing accessibility of Digital Commons and CONTENTdm. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27(2), 69-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2015.1029395

Yu, D. X., & Parmanto, B. (2011). US state government websites demonstrate better in terms of accessibility compared to federal government and commercial websites. Government Information Quarterly, 28(4), 484-490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2011.04.001

Usability

Aqle, A., Al-Thani, D., & Jaoua, A. (2020). Can search result summaries enhance the web search efficiency and experiences of the visually impaired users?. Universal Access in the Information Society, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2015.1029395

Aqle, A., Khowaja, K., & Al-Thani, D. (2020). Preliminary evaluation of interactive search engine interface for visually impaired users. IEEE Access, 8, 45061-45070. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2977593

Barpanda, R., Reyes, J., & Babu, R. (2021). Toward a purposeful design strategy for visually impaired Web users. First Monday, 26(8). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v26i8.11612

Fukuda, K., Saito, S., Takagi, H., & Asakawa C. (2005). Proposing new metrics to evaluate Web usability for the blind. Proceedings of the ACM CHI’05 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1387–1390. https://doi.org/10.1145/1056808.1056923

Leporini, B., & Paternò, F. (2008). Applying web usability criteria for vision-impaired users: does it really improve task performance?. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 24(1), 17-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/10447310701771472

Rømen, D., & Svanæs, D. (2012). Validating WCAG versions 1.0 and 2.0 through usability testing with disabled users. Universal Access in the Information Society, 11(4), 375–385. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-011-0259-3

Takagi, H., Saito, S., Fukuda, K., & Asakawa, C. (2007). Analysis of navigability of web applications for improving blind usability. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 14(3), 13. https://doi.org/10.1145/1279700.1279703

Both

Akgül, Y. (2021). Accessibility, usability, quality performance, and readability evaluation of university websites of Turkey: a comparative study of state and private universities. Universal Access in the Information Society, 20(1), 157-170. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-020-00715-w

Andronico, P., Buzzi, M., Castillo, C., & Leporini, B. (2006). Improving search engine interfaces for blind users: a case study. Universal Access in the Information Society, 5(1), 23-40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-006-0022-3

Botelho, F. H. (2021). Accessibility to digital technology: Virtual barriers, real opportunities. Assistive Technology, 33(sup1), 27-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2021.1945705

Babu, R. (2013). Understanding challenges in non-visual interaction with travel sites: An exploratory field study with blind users. First Monday, 18(12), Retrieved from http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4808

Lazar, J., Olalere, A., & Wentz, B. (2012). Investigating the accessibility and usability of job application Web sites for blind users. Journal of Usability Studies, 7(2), 68–87.

Çakir, A. (2016). Usability and accessibility of portable document format. Behaviour & Information Technology, 35(4), 324-334. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2016.1159049

Sahib, N., Tombros, A., & Stockman, T. (2015). Evaluating a search interface for visually impaired searchers. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(11), 2235-2248. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23325

Tomlinson, S.M. (2016), Perceptions of accessibility and usability by blind or visually impaired persons: A pilot study. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 53, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301120

Accessibility

Ballantyne, M., Jha, A., Jacobsen, A., Hawker, J. S., & El-Glaly, Y. N. (2018). Study of accessibility guidelines of mobile applications. Proceedings of the 17th international conference on mobile and ubiquitous multimedia, 305-315. https://doi.org/10.1145/3282894.3282921

Damaceno, R. J. P., Braga, J. C., & Mena-Chalco, J. P. (2018). Mobile device accessibility for the visually impaired: problems mapping and recommendations. Universal Access in the Information Society, 17(2), 421-435. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-017-0540-1

Dorigo, M. L., Harriehausen-Mühlbauer, B., Stengel, I., & Haskell-Dowland, P. S. (2013). Nonvisual presentation and navigation within the structure of digital text-documents on mobile devices. International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, 311-320. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39194-1_37

Guerreiro, T., Carriço, L., & Rodrigues, A. (2019). Mobile Web. In: Yesilada, Y., Harper, S. (eds) Web Accessibility. Human–Computer Interaction Series (pp 737–754). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-7440-0_37

Huang, H. (2018). Blind users’ expectations of touch interfaces: factors affecting interface accessibility of touchscreen-based smartphones for people with moderate visual impairment. Universal Access in the Information Society, 17(2), 291-304. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-017-0550-z

Khan, A., Khusro, S., & Alam, I. (2018). Blindsense: An accessibility-inclusive universal user interface for blind people. Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, 8(2), 2775-2784. https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.1895

Khan, A., & Khusro, S. (2019). Blind-friendly user interfaces–a pilot study on improving the accessibility of touchscreen interfaces. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 78(13), 17495-17519. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-7094-y

Rodrigues, A., Nicolau, H., Montague, K., Guerreiro, J., & Guerreiro, T. (2020). Open challenges of blind people using smartphones. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 36(17), 1605–1622. https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2020.1768672

Rodrigues, A., Santos, A., Montague, K., & Guerreiro, T. (2017). Improving smartphone accessibility with personalizable static overlays. Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 37-41. https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3132558

Ross, A. S., Zhang, X., Fogarty, J., & Wobbrock, J. O. (2017). Epidemiology as a framework for large-scale mobile application accessibility assessment. Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 2-11. https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3132547

Ross, A. S., Zhang, X., Fogarty, J., & Wobbrock, J. O. (2018). Examining image-based button labeling for accessibility in Android apps through large-scale analysis. Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 119-130. https://doi.org/10.1145/3234695.3236364

Usability

Khan, A., & Khusro, S. (2019). Blind-friendly user interfaces–a pilot study on improving the accessibility of touchscreen interfaces. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 78(13), 17495-17519. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-7094-y

Qureshhi, H. H., & Wong, D. H. T. (2020). Usability Analysis of Adaptive Characteristics in Mobile Phones for Visually Impaired People. Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Computer Communication and Information Systems, 63-67. https://doi.org/10.1145/3418994.3419005

Qureshi, H. H., & Wong, D. H. T. (2019). A systematic literature review on user-centered design (UCD) interface of mobile application for visually impaired people. International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 1088, 168-175. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30712-7_23

Shera M. A., et al. (2021). Usability Evaluation of Blind and Visually Impaired Interface in Solving the Accessibility Problems. 2021 International Conference on Innovative Computing (ICIC), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIC53490.2021.9693084.

 

Both

Billi, M., Burzagli, L., Catarci, T., Santucci, G., Bertini, E., Gabbanini, F., & Palchetti, E. (2010). A unified methodology for the evaluation of accessibility and usability of mobile applications. Universal Access in the Information Society, 9(4), 337-356. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-009-0180-1

Carvalho, M. C. N., Dias, F. S., Reis, A. G. S., & Freire, A. P. (2018). Accessibility and usability problems encountered on websites and applications in mobile devices by blind and normal-vision users. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM symposium on applied computing, 2022-2029. https://doi.org/10.1145/3167132.3167349

Grussenmeyer, W., & Folmer, E. (2017). Accessible touchscreen technology for people with visual impairments: a survey. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 9(2), 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1145/3022701

Lee, Y., & Lee, J. (2019). A checklist for assessing blind users’ usability of educational smartphone applications. Universal Access in the Information Society, 18(2), 343-360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-017-0585-1

*Leporini, B., Buzzi, M. C., & Buzzi, M. (2012). Interacting with mobile devices via VoiceOver: usability and accessibility issues. Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, 339-348. https://doi.org/10.1145/2414536.2414591

Billingham, L. (2014). Improving academic library website accessibility for people with disabilities. Library Management, 35(8/9), 565-581. https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-11-2013-0107

Babu, R. & Xie, I. (2017). Haze in the Digital Library: Design issues hampering accessibility for blind users. The Electronic Library, 35(5),1052-1065. https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-10-2016-0209

Bhardwaj, R. K., & Kumar, S. (2017). A comprehensive digital environment for visually impaired students: user’s perspectives. Library Hi Tech, 35(4), 542-557. https://doi-org/10.1108/LHT-01-2017-0016

Comeaux, D., & Schmetzke, A. (2013). Accessibility of academic library web sites in North America: Current status and trends (2002-2012). Library hi tech, 31(1), 8-33. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378831311303903

Conway, V., Brown, J., Hollier, S., & Nicholl, C. (2012). Website accessibility: a comparative analysis of Australian national and state/territory library websites. The Australian Library Journal, 61(3), 170-188. https://doi.org/10.1080/00049670.2012.10736059

Kumar, S., & Sanaman, G. (2015). Web challenges faced by blind and vision impaired users in libraries of Delhi: An Indian scenario. The Electronic Library, 33(2), 242–257. https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-03-2013-0043

Kwak, S. J., & Bae, K. J. (2009). Ubiquitous library usability test for the improvement of information access for the blind. The Electronic Library, 27(4), 623-639. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640470910979589

Lush, B. (2015). Managing Accessible Library Web Content. Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries, 169-189. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0065-283020150000040017

Mátrai, R. K. (2018). How to make an electronic library accessible. The Electronic Library, 36(4), 620-632. https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-07-2017-0143

Mulliken, A., & Falloon, K. (2018). Blind academic library users’ experiences with obtaining full text and accessible full text of books and articles in the USA: A qualitative study. Library Hi Tech, 37(3), 456-479. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-08-2017-0177

Oswal, S. K. (2014). Access to digital library databases in higher education: Design problems and infrastructural gaps. Work, 48(3), 307-317. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-131791

Perez-Carballo, J., Xie, I., & Cool, C. (2011). Design principles of help systems for digital libraries. Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal, 14(1), 107-135 

Monica D. T. Rysavy & Russell Michalak (2020) Assessing the Accessibility of Library Tools & Services When You Aren’t an Accessibility Expert: Part 1, Journal of Library Administration, 60:1, 71-79, https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2019.1685273

Southwell, K. L., & Slater, J. (2012). An evaluation of finding aid accessibility for screen readers. Information Technology and Libraries, 32(3), 34. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v32i3.3423

Tu, Y.-F., Hwang, G.-J. and Lai, C.-L. (2021), Facilitating learning by the visually impaired: development and usability evaluation of a specially designed ubiquitous library. The Electronic Library, 39(1), 169-185. https://doi-org/1108/EL-10-2020-0284

Xie, I., Babu, R., Castillo, M. & Han, H. (2018) Identification of factors associated with blind users’ help-seeking situations in interacting with digital libraries. Journal of the American Association for Information Science and Technology, 69(4), 514-527. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23982

Xie, I., Babu, R., Castillo, M., Lee, T., & You, S. (2018). Developing Digital Library Design Guidelines to Support Blind Users. ASSETS ’18: Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 401-403. https://doi.org/10.1145/3234695.3241024

Xie, I., Babu, R., Lee, T. H., Castillo, M. D., You, S., & Hanlon, A. M. (2020). Enhancing usability of digital libraries: Designing help features to support blind and visually impaired users. Information Processing & Management, 57(3), 102110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2019.102110

Xie, I., Babu, R., Wang, S., Lee, T. H., & Lee, H. S. (2021). Importance of Digital Library Design Guidelines to Support Blind and Visually Impaired Users: Perceptions of Key Stakeholders. International Conference on Information, 466-474. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71305-8_39

Xie, I., & Cool, C. (2009). Understanding help seeking within the context of searching digital libraries. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(3), 477–494. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.20988

Yoon, K., Dols, R., Hulscher, L., & Newberry, T. (2016). An exploratory study of library website accessibility for visually impaired users. Library and Information Science Research, 38(3), 250–258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2016.08.006

Yoon, K., Hulscher, L., & Dols, R. (2016). Accessibility and diversity in library and information science: inclusive information architecture for library websites. The Library Quarterly, 86(2), 213-229.

Yoon, K., Newberry, T., Hulscher, L., & Dols, R. (2013). Call for library websites with a separate information architecture for visually impaired users. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 50(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1002/meet.14505001100

Yang, W., Zhao, B., Liu, Y. Q., & Bielefield, A. (2020). Are ivy league library website homepages accessible? Information Technology and Libraries (Online), 39(2), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v39i2.11577