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Title: Potential Accessibility of Web-based mathematical information resources
Author: Centelles Velilla, Miquel
Ribera, Mireia
Rodríguez Santiago, Inmaculada
Keywords: Accessibilitat web
Fórmules matemàtiques
Accessible Web sites for people with disabilities
Mathematical formulas
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Abstract: This paper presents a research concerning the conversion of non-accessible web pages containing mathematical formulae into accessible versions through an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. The objective of this research is twofold. First, to establish criteria for evaluating the potential accessibility of mathematical web sites, i.e. the feasibility of converting non-accessible (non-MathML) math sites into accessible ones (Math-ML). Second, to propose a data model and a mechanism to publish evaluation results, making them available to the educational community who may use them as a quality measurement for selecting learning material. Results show that the conversion using OCR tools is not viable for math web pages mainly due to two reasons: many of these pages are designed to be interactive, making difficult, if not almost impossible, a correct conversion; formula (either images or text) have been written without taking into account standards of math writing, as a consequence OCR tools do not properly recognize math symbols and expressions. In spite of these results, we think the proposed methodology to create and publish evaluation reports may be rather useful in other accessibility assessment scenarios.
It is part of: Comunicació presentada a: 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. The 2014 CSUN Conference was held in San Diego, CA from March 17 to March 22, 2014
Appears in Collections:Comunicacions a congressos / Presentacions (Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual)
Comunicacions a congressos (Matemàtiques i Informàtica)

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