About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 4733-4739
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

UTALK: AN ARABIC TALKING BROWSER

H. Harmain1, M. Kamel2, D. Guerchi3, A. Alsharief1

1University of Tripoli (LIBYA)
2United Arab Emirates University (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
3Canadian Uni of Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
In today’s information era, the World Wide Web has become a major source of information which people can access via Web browsers. While Web browsers are readily available to all ordinary computer users, most blind computer users use screen readers to access this information. These screen readers usually read out textual Web page contents in sequential order. In many cases this approach hides the page structures and did not give blind users a clear idea on the page layout. This paper discusses an innovative webpage reader called Universal Talk (UTalk). This webpage reader has the capabilities to retain the structure of the important Web page elements such as tables, lists, and forms. UTalk is designed with the Arabic speaking users in mind so it can recognize and interpret both Arabic and English texts. We have adapted a user-centered design approach with the main aim for producing software that truly meets the needs of its users.
@InProceedings{HARMAIN2014UTA,
author = {Harmain, H. and Kamel, M. and Guerchi, D. and Alsharief, A.},
title = {UTALK: AN ARABIC TALKING BROWSER},
series = {8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-8412-0},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {10-12 March, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {4733-4739}}
TY - CONF
AU - H. Harmain AU - M. Kamel AU - D. Guerchi AU - A. Alsharief
TI - UTALK: AN ARABIC TALKING BROWSER
SN - 978-84-616-8412-0/2340-1079
PY - 2014
Y1 - 10-12 March, 2014
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2014 Proceedings
SP - 4733
EP - 4739
ER -
H. Harmain, M. Kamel, D. Guerchi, A. Alsharief (2014) UTALK: AN ARABIC TALKING BROWSER, INTED2014 Proceedings, pp. 4733-4739.
User:
Pass: