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Generating User Interfaces for Users with Disabilities Using Libraries of XSLT, UIML, and Stylesheet Files

  • Lawrence HenschenEmail author
  • Julia Lee
  • Ning Li
  • Xia Hou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9175)

Abstract

We describe a method for reconfiguring and reformatting documents, in particular web pages, to meet the needs of users with different abilities. The method merges our previous work on semantic markup [1] and presentation of intelligent documents [2] with a new approach to interoperability of document processing [3]. Semantic markup provides information about the purpose of elements in a document, in the spirit of HTML5 [4]. The work on intelligent documents provides means for dynamically adding functionality to a presentation system. The first new concept in this paper is to use XSLT [5] to reformat and reconfigure the material in a document to better meet the needs of a user. The second new concept is to create public libraries of XSLT, UIML, and stylesheet files for classes of users with different needs. A user then configures his or her browser for that user’s abilities. When the browser opens a document, it retrieves an appropriate publicly accessible library to use in transforming and presenting the document.

Keywords

Universal access XSLT translation UIML Semantic mark-up Document presentation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Project of Construction of Innovative Teams and Teacher Career Development for Universities and Colleges under Beijing Municipality (IDHT20130519).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Henschen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julia Lee
    • 1
  • Ning Li
    • 2
  • Xia Hou
    • 2
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Beijing Information Science and Technology UniversityBeijingChina

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