EOS 1520 Creating Accessible Graphs & Charts

EOS 1520 Creating Accessible Graphs & Charts

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Professor Richard Ladner with college student.

EOS hosts Pete and Nancy talk with computer science professor Richard Ladner who is developing accessible technologies for disabled people, such as a Web-based screen reader to allow blind people to use the Internet anywhere, and a more efficient process for translating textbook graphics into a tactile form.

Richard Ladner is a professor of computer science whose research is directed at enhancing the accessibility of documents and web sites.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about his work to make textbook graphics accessible to the blind.  The project is aimed at automating the creation of tactile graphics with the embedded text converted to Braille or speech.