A platform agnostic remote desktop system for screen reading

Syed Masum Billah, Vikas Ashok, Donald E. Porter, I. V. Ramakrishnan

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Abstract

Remote desktop technology, the enabler of access to applications hosted on remote hosts, relies primarily on scraping the pixels on the remote screen and redrawing them as a simple bitmap on the client's local screen. Such a technology will simply not work with screen readers since the latter are innately tied to reading text. Since screen readers are locked-in to a specific OS platform, extant solutions that enable remote access with screen readers such as NVDARemote and JAWS Tandem require homogeneity of OS platforms at both the client and remote sites. This demo will present Sinter, a system that eliminates this requirement. With Sinter, a blind Mac user, for example, can now access a remote Windows application with VoiceOver, a scenario heretofore not possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS 2016 - Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages283-284
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341240
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 23 2016
Event18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2016 - Reno, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2016Oct 26 2016

Publication series

NameASSETS 2016 - Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Conference

Conference18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityReno
Period10/24/1610/26/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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