PDF Accessibility of Research Papers: What Tools are Needed for Assessment and Remediation?

dc.contributor.author Jembu Rajkumar, Aravind
dc.contributor.author Lazar, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Jordan, J. Bern
dc.contributor.author Darvishy, Alireza
dc.contributor.author Hutter, Hans-Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T08:02:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T08:02:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.description.abstract Trillions of documents online are in PDF format, but only a small amount of these PDF documents include the necessary markup to make them accessible for people with disabilities. This paper presents the results of three related data collection efforts: a survey (with 61 participants), interviews (with 6 participants), and usability testing (with 6 participants), to learn more about what tools are needed for content contributors, to assist them in the assessment and remediation of accessibility in PDF documents. The paper provides suggested features and usability needed for software tools to support PDF document accessibility, as well as implications for content creators, scientific publishers, as well as the creator of the PDF format, Adobe.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.512
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64254
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Human-Computer Interaction in the Digital Economy
dc.subject accessibility
dc.subject disability
dc.subject pdf
dc.subject section 508
dc.subject stem
dc.title PDF Accessibility of Research Papers: What Tools are Needed for Assessment and Remediation?
dc.type Conference Paper
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