Access Keys for Hyperlinks on Web Pages for the Visually Impaired

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Access Keys for Hyperlinks on Web Pages for the Visually Impaired

Rinit Satishkumar Shah

Hello,

I am a student in the department of Computer Science, University of Manchester studying for my B.Sc in Computer Science with Business and Management. I am currently in the middle of my dissertation (supervised by Dr. Simon Harper) for which I am developing an extension to Mozilla Firefox to enable access keys to be displayed for every web page.


To help me with this project, I would be extremely grateful if you would spend 2 minutes of your time filling in a short questionnaire found below. No expert knowledge is required and anyone can do it. Your response will be extremely useful to me. Could you kindly email the results to me at [hidden email].


Thank you for your time.

Regards

Rinit Shah



Questionnaire

Below is a brief description of what access keys are.


An access key allows a computer user to immediately jump to a specific part of a web page via the key board. This is particularly useful for an environment that does not use a mouse or other pointing device. Currently, most websites do not take into account for these keys and make it extremely difficult for users in a non pointing device environment to use the web site. The extension to the web browser that I am in the process of developing will allow access keys to be generated automatically for every web page.



  1. Before you read the above description, did you know what access keys are (YES or NO)?


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  1. Do you want access keys for all web pages (YES or NO)?


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  1. Do you currently use access keys (YES or NO)?


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  1. If available, would you use access keys (YES or NO)?


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  1. How would you like access keys to be displayed?


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  1. Any other comments?


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  1. Please specify your age range: a) 16-24

b) 24-40

c) 41 +


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  1. Please specify your gender: Male or Female


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  1. Please specify whether you are a) Sighted

b) Visually impaired

c) Partially blind


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