Auditory cues for browsing, surfing, and navigating
Albers, Michael C
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The use of the World Wide Web (WWW) exploded with the advent of graphical WWW browsers such as NCSA's Mosaic and Netscape's Navigator. In spite of the popularity of these graphical browsers, studies have uncovered areas where the traditional graphical interfaces do not provide correct, sufficient, or intuitive information to their users (Ede & Roshak, 1994; Groff & Descombes, 1994). The Audible Web (non-speech auditory feedback cues embedded within Mosaic to aid user monitoring of data transfer progress that aid users in navigation of the WWW) is one approach to enhancing a WWW browser (Albers & Bergman, 1995). To test these claims, a usability study was conducted that identified The Audible Web's strengths and weaknesses and recommend possible solutions for these weaknesses (Sinclair, Catledge, Brown & His, 1995).