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Presentation 2008-05-29 13:50
A Survey on the Use of the Internet among People with Visual Impairments 2007
Manabi Miyagi (Tsukuba Univ. of Tech.), Tetsuya Watanabe (National Institute of Special Needs Education), Kazunori Minatani (Univ. of Tokyo), Hideji Nagaoka (Tsukuba Univ. of Tech.) SP2008-3 WIT2008-3
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) A survey was conducted on the use of the Internet among people with visual impairments. Among 413 effective respondents, 386 people were using the Internet. More than 80% of respondents in their twenties to sixties were using the Internet more than four or five days in a week. Respondents who were print disabled were using the Internet more often than people who were print enabled. Home Page Reader was the most used assistive software with speech output and PC-Talker was the second. Among those software users, 40.1% were using more than two softwares. Many respondents answered that they use the Internet for collecting the information and e-mail. Especially, among thirties the Internet was often used for online shopping and putting out the information. Problems such as lack of alternative text for images, inability to access dynamic content, and inability to navigate Web pages with complex structure were pointed out.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) People with Visual Impairments / The Internet / Speech Browser / Screen Reader / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 108, no. 67, WIT2008-3, pp. 13-18, May 2008.
Paper # WIT2008-3 
Date of Issue 2008-05-22 (SP, WIT) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee SP WIT  
Conference Date 2008-05-29 - 2008-05-30 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Kobe University 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Welfare and Speech Processing, etc. 
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Registration To WIT 
Conference Code 2008-05-SP-WIT 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) A Survey on the Use of the Internet among People with Visual Impairments 2007 
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Keyword(1) People with Visual Impairments  
Keyword(2) The Internet  
Keyword(3) Speech Browser  
Keyword(4) Screen Reader  
1st Author's Name Manabi Miyagi  
1st Author's Affiliation Tsukuba University of Technology (Tsukuba Univ. of Tech.)
2nd Author's Name Tetsuya Watanabe  
2nd Author's Affiliation National Institute of Special Needs Education (National Institute of Special Needs Education)
3rd Author's Name Kazunori Minatani  
3rd Author's Affiliation University of Tokyo (Univ. of Tokyo)
4th Author's Name Hideji Nagaoka  
4th Author's Affiliation Tsukuba University of Technology (Tsukuba Univ. of Tech.)
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Date Time 2008-05-29 13:50:00 
Presentation Time 25 minutes 
Registration for WIT 
Paper # SP2008-3, WIT2008-3 
Volume (vol) vol.108 
Number (no) no.66(SP), no.67(WIT) 
Page pp.13-18 
Date of Issue 2008-05-22 (SP, WIT) 

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