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Presenting UML Software Engineering Diagrams to Blind People

  • Alasdair King
  • Paul Blenkhorn
  • David Crombie
  • Sijo Dijkstra
  • Gareth Evans
  • John Wood
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3118)

Abstract

The TeDUB system promises to deliver a UML diagram tool accessible to blind software engineers. The system uses a number of different interfaces and representation techniques to overcome the challenges of making diagrams created with the Unified Modeling Language usable for blind people. The system is entirely automated and does not require special preparation of UML diagrams by a sighted user. The results of evaluation of the system with thirty-six users were positive. The system was well-received and the participants were able to complete set UML tasks.

Keywords

Current Node Structural Node Blind People Screen Reader Case Diagram 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alasdair King
    • 1
  • Paul Blenkhorn
    • 1
  • David Crombie
    • 2
  • Sijo Dijkstra
    • 2
  • Gareth Evans
    • 1
  • John Wood
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ComputationUMISTManchesterUK
  2. 2.Federatie van Nederlandse BlindenbibliothekenAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.The National Council for the BlindDrumcondra, Dublin 9Ireland

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