AEGIS paper wins the “Judges Award” at the “Web Accessibility Challenge” (sponsored by Microsoft)

An AEGIS paper recently presented in April 2010 at the 7th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A 2010) by CERTH/ITI has won the “Judges Award” at the “Web Accessibility Challenge” (sponsored by Microsoft). The paper entitled is "3D HapticWebBrowser: Towards Universal Web Navigation for the Visually Impaired – Judges Award at W4A 2010 Web Accessibility Challenge". Authors were: Kaklanis, N., Votis, K., Moustakas, K. & Tzovaras, D. It has been published in the Proceedings of the International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A 2010), 26th & 27th April 2010, Raleigh, NC, USA.
In this paper the “3D HapticWebBrowser” which is an application that enables haptic navigation through the web for the visually impaired users, is presented. The application is based on an innovative interaction technique according to which each HTML component is being transformed into a 3D virtual object with haptic and audio feedback. The application also supports the haptic exploration of 2D maps found on the web.