• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Accessible Terminal Application for Screen Reader Users

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 1:20 PM PDT  
Platinum 1  

Visually impaired computer users operate their machines using screen readers, which provide voice output of visualized sentences. When they use a terminal application to execute programs, they have to listen to a large number of character strings and check them sequentially, which causes considerable difficulty in finding the necessary information. Therefore, this study aims to develop an accessible terminal application for the visually impaired. This terminal is characterized by the feature to output the result of the previous operation to the complementary window for efficient retrieval and browsing of necessary information. The usability of the terminal was compared with that of PowerShell among visually impaired people with programming experience. We found that the usability of the terminal we developed was higher than that of PowerShell.

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  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Research & Development
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Session Summary (Abstract)
We developed an accessible terminal application for the visually impaired and introduced the results of our usability evaluation. Then, we organized and shared suggestions on how to make the terminal more accessible for visually impaired programming.  
Primary Topic
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Development
  • Engineering
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
Session Type
Journal Track  


  • Takahiro Miura
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Junji Onishi
    Tsukuba University of Technology

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