Generating user interfaces for users with disabilities using libraries of XSLT, UIML, and stylesheet files

Lawrence Joseph Henschen*, Julia Lee, Ning Li, Xia Hou

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationAccess to Today’s Technologies - 9th International Conference, UAHCI 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsMargherita Antona, Constantine Stephanidis, Constantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages174-182
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319206776
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event9th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 7 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9175
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period8/2/158/7/15

Keywords

  • Document presentation
  • Semantic mark-up
  • UIML
  • Universal access
  • XSLT translation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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