[Homeros] I: Исследование вспомогательных технологий от Google

Michael Pozhidaev msp на altlinux.ru
Вс Авг 21 10:03:20 UTC 2011


Компания Google совместно с Американским советом незрячих людей
   (American Council of the Blind (ACB)) намеревается провести
   исследование технических особенностей работы незрячего человека в
   сети Интернет.

Целью исследования ставится достижение лучшего понимания программистов
из Google подхода к использованию персонального компьютера незрячими
людьми. За последние три месяца было подготовлено исследование,
посвящённое вопросам, как люди выбирают вспомогательные технологии и
обучаются им. В дальнейшем результаты исследования позволят лучше
проектировать программные продукты от Google с точки зрения
совместимости со вспомогательными технологиями и лучше понимать задачи
во время работы над собственными вспомогательными инструментами,
такими как ChromeVox и TalkBack.

Окончательный вариант исследования будет опубликован ближе к середине
сентября на сайте ACB. Все заинтересованные люди, использующие в своей
работе вспомогательные технологии, приглашаются принять участие в

Более подробная информация на английском языке доступна по адресу:

=== Текст оригинальной статьи ===

An accessibility survey for blind users
	by A Googler
	at 19-08-2011 20:44:00
	category: accessibility

   These days, we rely on the Internet to keep us informed and in touch,
   yet our experience of the web is filtered through the tools we use to
   access it. The devices and technologies we choose, and our decisions
   about when we upgrade those tools, can affect how we interact with the
   web and with whom we are able to communicate.

   In July, I attended the annual conference held by the American Council
   of the Blind (ACB). I was struck by something I heard from people
   there: their experience using the web was very different from mine not
   because they were blind, but because the technology and web tools
   available to them were unlike the ones available to me, as a sighted
   person. While the Internet provides many benefits to modern society,
   it has also created a unique set of challenges for blind and
   low-vision users who rely on assistive technologies to use the web.
   We’re committed to making Google’s products more accessible, and we
   believe the best way to understand the accessibility needs of our
   users is to listen to them.

   This week, we’re announcing a survey that will help us better
   understand computer usage and assistive technology patterns in the
   blind community. Over the past three months, we’ve worked closely with
   the ACB to develop a survey that would give us a greater understanding
   of how people choose and learn about the assistive technologies they
   use. This survey will help us design products and tools that interact
   more effectively with assistive technologies currently available to
   the blind community, as well as improve our ability to educate users
   about new features in our own assistive technologies, such as [0] ChromeVox
   and [1] TalkBack.

   The survey will be available through mid-September on the ACB's
   website and by phone. We encourage anyone with a visual impairment who
   relies on assistive technologies to participate; your input will help
   us offer products that can better suit your needs. For details, visit
   [2] www.acb.org/googlesurvey.

   Posted by Naomi Black, Accessibility Engineering Team [3] [4] [5]

   [0] http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2011/05/chromevox-built-in-spoken-feedback-for.html
   [1] http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2009/10/talkback-open-source-screenreader-for.html
   [2] http://www.acb.org/googlesurvey
   [3] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/blogspot/MKuf?a=ulrsbDxNNss:3rQmo7JyCko:yIl2AUoC8zA
   [4] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/blogspot/MKuf?a=ulrsbDxNNss:3rQmo7JyCko:-BTjWOF_DHI
   [5] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/blogspot/MKuf?a=ulrsbDxNNss:3rQmo7JyCko:V_sGLiPBpWU

Michael Pozhidaev. Tomsk, Russia.
Russian info page: http://www.marigostra.ru/

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