Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Recent Advances in Computer Systems

A Group Awareness System for Blinds in Web Co-Authoring Environment

Authors
M. Waqar, Aslam Muhammad,, Talha Waheed, Martinez Enriquez
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M. Waqar
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/racs-15.2016.14How to use a DOI?
Keywords
CSCW, Web Co-authoring, Group Activity, Group CSCW, Web Co-authoring, Group Activity, Group Awareness, Distributed Co-operative Work.
Abstract
Generally, it is seen that the disable people most commonly blinds in our society are not encouraged to work with normal community due to lack of vision, communication, and understandings. Fortunately, this is no longer a big issue. By use of modern technology and tools we can develop flexible environments in which blinds work collaboratively with normal ones and share their knowledge with each other to produce a robust and worthy task. In this research, we solve the issue by proposing a platform for different categories of people (fully/partially impaired and normal). The locally/remotely distributed participants work together (online or offline) in a Web based co-authoring environment to produce a shared document. The system presents a simplified design of mechanisms to share, modify, and update document and their resources in a consistent and controlled way such that each group member can easily able to know the updates and be well aware about the current state of the common object. The main goal of the research is to make the handicap persons self-reliant, confident, and independent so that they can play their equal part in every group activity of the society. The approach is evaluated by means of experiments conducted with blinds and normal authors in a distributed environment.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Recent Advances in Computer Systems
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-146-9
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/racs-15.2016.14How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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