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Accessibility Masterlist

Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D. Editor

This MasterList is designed to serve as a resource for researchers, developers, students, and others interested in understanding or developing products that incorporate one or more of these features.

Each feature or approach is then listed below along with applicable disabilities to each feature are marked with the following icons:

  • B - Blindness (For our purposes, blindness is defined as no or very low vision - such that text cannot be read at any magnification)
  • LV - Low Vision
  • CLL - Cognitive, Language, and Learning Disabilities (including low literacy)
  • PHY - Physical Disabilities
  • D/HOH - Deaf and Hard of Hearing

1. Reading Aloud & Highlighting

2. Reorganizing, Simplifying & Translating

2.1. Visual Transformations

2.2. Reorganizations

2.3. Other Transformations

2.4. Sign Language Translation

2.5. Translation into Simpler Form of Same Language

2.6. Graphic Translations

2.7. Adjust/remove time limits on reading, listening or acting

3. Supplementing Page Content

3.1. Word level enhancements and definitions

3.2 Page & Site Level Enhancements

3.3 Integrated Help & Reminders

3.4 Visual Equivalents for Audio Information

3.5 Image Description

4. Audio Enhancement

5. Adjustable or Alternate Input Devices

5.1 Keyboard Settings

5.2 Alternate Text Entry Methods

5.3 Mouse/Pointer Settings

5.4 Alternate Pointing Methods

5.5 Alternate Command

5.6 Automation of Common Tasks

6. Facilitating Written Communication

7. Error Prevention and Recovery

7.1 General Error Prevention and Recovery

7.2 Safe Internet Use

  • Assist in judging credibility and authenticity of sites - CLL
  • Maintain a list of trusted sites - CLL

8. Preference & Privacy Features

9. Special / General

9.1 Virtual Worlds & Gaming

  • Use sound proximity/doppler to provide an audio interpretation of visual content and actions - B, LV
  • Provide audio descriptions of objects in local area (within a selective perception / "virtual horizon") - B, LV, CLL
  • Provide the ability to discover relationships between items - B, LV

9.2 Accessible Authentication Methods

9.3 Real-time Navigation

9.4 Context