PUIR: Parallel User Interface Rendering

  • Kris Van Hees
  • Jan Engelen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)


While providing non-visual access to graphical user interfaces has been the topic of research for over 20 years, blind users still face many obstacles when using computer systems. The higher degree of flexibility for both developers and users poses additional challenges. Existing solutions are largely based on either graphical toolkit hooks, queries to the application and environment, scripting, or model-driven user interface development or runtime adaptation. Parallel user interface rendering (PUIR) is a novel approach based on past and current research into accessibility, promoting the use of abstract user interface descriptions. PUIR provides the mechanism to render a user interface simultaneously in multiple forms (e.g. visual and non-visual).


User Interface User Interface Element Arch Model User Interface Development Blind User 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kris Van Hees
    • 1
  • Jan Engelen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering, ESAT - SCD - DocArchKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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