Articles by Jonathan Lazar

Jonathan Lazar, PhD, is a Professor of Computer and Information Sciences and Director of the Universal Usability Laboratory at Towson University and is a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, researching societal discrimination against people with disabilities that results from inaccessible Web sites.

Special Issue of the Journal of Usability Studies: Designing Inclusive Systems

The Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT) is held every other year at a UK Cambridge University college. CWUAAT ’12 was part of this series, started in 2002, that presents research from the international inclusive design community. It is a unique multi-disciplinary workshop, where designers, computer scientists, engineers, architects, human factors specialists, […] [Read More阅读详情자세히 읽기Leia mais続きを読むLeer más]

Development and Evaluation of Two Prototypes for Providing Weather Map Data to Blind Users Through Sonification

Abstract While most aspects of web accessibility are technically easy to solve, providing accessible equivalents of data visualizations for blind users remains a challenging problem. Previous attempts at accessible equivalents focused on sonification of population data. This paper describes the creation of two prototypes for providing real-time weather information in a sonified format for blind […] [Read More阅读详情자세히 읽기Leia mais続きを読むLeer más]

A Usability Evaluation of Workplace-Related Tasks on a Multi-Touch Tablet Computer by Adults with Down Syndrome

Abstract This research study focuses on evaluating the usability of multi-touch tablet devices by adults with Down syndrome for workplace-related tasks. The usability evaluation involved 10 adults with Down syndrome, and the results of the study illustrate that (a) adults with Down syndrome are able to use multi-touch devices effectively for workplace-related tasks, (b) formal […] [Read More阅读详情자세히 읽기Leia mais続きを読むLeer más]

Investigating the Accessibility and Usability of Job Application Web Sites for Blind Users

Abstract Most companies today place their job advertisements online and frequently require that applications for jobs be submitted online. Unfortunately, many online employment Web sites are inaccessible to users with disabilities, preventing these individuals from even applying for jobs online. Previous studies have used automated tools or expert reviews to evaluate the accessibility of online […] [Read More阅读详情자세히 읽기Leia mais続きを読むLeer más]

Usability Evaluation of Email Applications by Blind Users

Abstract In this article, we discuss results of usability evaluations of desktop and web-based email applications used by those who are blind. Email is an important tool for workplace communication, but computer software and websites can present accessibility and usability barriers to blind users who use screen readers to access computers and websites. To identify […] [Read More阅读详情자세히 읽기Leia mais続きを読むLeer más]