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Accessible multi-category visible cross references

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239036D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-02
Document File: 3 page(s) / 97K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Disclosed is a way for multiple cross-referenced text fragments to be grouped and classified using a combination of color, visible markup, cross-reference links to details, and multi-sequence footnotes that indicate both the set/classification of the criteria as well as the individual ordered occurrence of the criteria within the set.

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In textual results from analytics, users need to know the context of the answers given. When a solution is provided, the phrases and criteria (evidence) in the text is extracted and evaluated to arrive at the answer. Further, the user needs to know what evidence is deemed applicable, and what evidence is not applicable.

    Previous solutions created colored highlighting or text for the criteria within the evaluated text. Color coding in the text led the user to a table of applicable and table of non-applicable evidence. This design failed several accessible needs of individuals with low vision, color blindness, and screen reader usage.

    What is needed is a way to both place cross references in line in the content, preserve the flow of the content, at the same time communicate the classification of the cross-reference in an accessible manner. The solution consists of several techniques that combine to make an overall method. The criteria found in the text is identified by color, visible markup, cross-reference links to details, and a multi-sequence footnote that indicates both the set/classification of the criteria as well as the individual ordered occurrence of the criteria within the set.

    This has the advantage for all users that criteria text is clearly marked and is discernible in any mode, visual, textual, or audible. The multi-sequence footnotes indicate immediately and succinctly the set/classification of the cross-reference.

    The figure below shows the novel accessible solution, with each criteria phrase colored, bracketed, and cross-referenced with a multi-sequence footnote according to...