Digital library access for Chinese visually impaired

Wing Pong Robert Luk, Daniel Yeung, Qin Lu, Eric Leung, S. Y. Li, Fred Leung

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This paper describes our effort to make digital libraries (on the World Wide Web or in CD-ROMs) accessible to the Chinese visually impaired via a (Web) browser. The interface has an electromagnetic braille display for touch reading, as well as a bilingual English-Chinese text-to-speech system. The interface for navigating through the Web and the web pages is presented. Apart from web navigation, Chinese data entry is difficult even for the sighted users, due to the large Chinese character set. An advanced input method designed for the Chinese visually impaired is discussed. It enables the visually impaired to formulate both Boolean-type and natural language queries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Event5th ACM Conference on Digital Libraries (DL'00) - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20007 Jun 2000


Conference5th ACM Conference on Digital Libraries (DL'00)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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