In most virtual worlds, all items contain metadata that gives more information about them. A user may select to view or hear this metadata, including the object’s name, description, role, state, orientation, and relationship to other items. However, for some items this metadata may be incomplete. In these cases, the system should automatically determine and describe as much information as possible about the item.
Discussion by Disabilities
Blind & Low Vision
- When metadata and relationships can be discovered, they can then be used by screen reading software to provide a more accurate depiction of what is going on in the visual interface.
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Open Source and free
These products are free and their source code may be modified with few restrictions.
Related Research and Papers
- Accessibility in virtual worlds – IBM – Trewin, S. M., Laff, M. R., Cavender, A., and Hanson, V. L. (2008)
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