Fast Access to Web Pages with Finger Reading

  • Toshihiro Kanahori
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)


We can access to large amounts of information on the web. Searching and getting information has become much more important. Using assistive products, visually impaired people also can access to a goodly portion of them, but getting information they need still takes long time. We introduce our software “Finger Skitter”, which is being developed not for reading a document but for getting information with voice navigation. This software provides 2 types of user interface to rapidly get “what the document is written about” and “where is the information in the document”. We implement a prototype of the software with JavaScript, which uses live-regions supported in WAI-ARIA to control a speech engine.


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    Craig, J., Cooper, M.: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0, W3C,

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshihiro Kanahori
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Support Center on Higher Education for the Hearing and Visually ImpairedTsukuba University of TechnologyIbaraki Pref.Japan

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