A demonstration of the prototypes developed in the SONAAR project won the Delegates’ Award at the recent Web4All conference. This recognition is awarded by the conference attendees that cast their votes on the preferred demonstration after the session where all entries are demonstrated.
SONAAR is a EU funded project aiming at increasing the amount of accessible content available on social media. As part of the project two prototypes were developed, one avaliable as an Android application, the other as a Google Chrome extension. Both prototypes detect when a Twitter or Facebook user is authoring content that includes images. At that point, the prototypes remind the user to include a text description and offer a suggestion of what could be the description for that image. The prototypes also allow their users to request a description images in other contexts. SONAAR’s PI is Carlos Duarte, and the team includes several other LASIGE researchers.
The Web4All conference is the premier venue for Web accessibility research. This year it took place online during the month of April. Recordings of several presentations from the conference are available at Youtube.