Challenges and opportunities to improve the accessibility of YouTube for people with visual impairments as content creators

Woosuk Seo, Hyunggu Jung

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

This position paper proposes technology opportunities for supporting people with visual impairments (PVI) as content creators, rather than just content consumers. While previous studies examined accessibility issues with functions and visual content on various social media platforms, little is known about experiences of PVI beyond just watching visual content. Our recent study revealed that there is a community of video bloggers (vloggers) with visual impairments who actively produce multiple categories of video content on YouTube. From the perspective of those vloggers with visual impairments, we would like to discuss challenges and opportunities to improve the accessibility of video-based social media platforms to support those video creators with visual impairments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-770
Number of pages4
JournalUniversal Access in the Information Society
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2022

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Blind
  • Qualitative study
  • Visual impairments
  • Vlogger
  • YouTube

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Challenges and opportunities to improve the accessibility of YouTube for people with visual impairments as content creators'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this