Accessing Google Docs via Screen Reader

  • Maria Claudia Buzzi
  • Marina Buzzi
  • Barbara Leporini
  • Giulio Mori
  • Victor M. R. Penichet
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)


Groupware systems allow remote collaboration via computer in a simple, economic and efficient way. However, to be universally valuable, groupware systems must be accessible and usable for all, including the differently-abled. In this paper we discuss the results of testing the accessibility and usability of Google Docs ( when using a screen reader and a voice synthesizer, and suggest some basic guidelines for designing effective, efficient and satisfactory User Interfaces (UIs).


Accessibility usability groupware screen reader blind 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Claudia Buzzi
    • 1
  • Marina Buzzi
    • 1
  • Barbara Leporini
    • 2
  • Giulio Mori
    • 1
  • Victor M. R. Penichet
    • 3
  1. 1.CNR-IITPisaItaly
  2. 2.CNR-ISTIPisaItaly
  3. 3.Computer Systems DepartmentUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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