AccessComics: An accessible digital comic book reader for people with visual impairments

Yunjung Lee, Hwayeon Joh, Suhyeon Yoo, Uran Oh

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Abstract

A number of researches have been conducted to improve the accessibility of various types of images on the web (e.g., photos and artworks) for people with visual impairments. However, little has been studied on making comics accessible. As a formative study, we first conducted an online survey with 68 participants who are blind or have low vision. Based on their prior experiences with audio-books and eBooks, we propose AccessComics, an accessible digital comic book reader for people with visual impairments. An interview study and prototype evaluation with eight participants with visual impairments revealed implications that can further improve the accessibility of comic books for people with visual impairments. The results showed that the participants' preferred features of the prototype, audiobook and eBook.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Web for All Conference, W4A 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450382120
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Apr 2021
Event18th International Web for All Conference, W4A 2021 - Virtual, Online, Slovenia
Duration: 19 Apr 202120 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th International Web for All Conference, W4A 2021

Conference

Conference18th International Web for All Conference, W4A 2021
Country/TerritorySlovenia
CityVirtual, Online
Period19/04/2120/04/21

Keywords

  • Audiobooks
  • Blind
  • Comics
  • EBooks
  • People with visual impairments
  • Screen readers

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