Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz
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Framework for Eye Gaze-based Web Access

Framework for gaze-controlled Web browsing. Information access and communication over the World Wide Web is an essential tool for people with disabilities to stay in touch with the world. We develop a Web browser that takes eye-movements as input source and supports the user to interact with webpages.

web.png Information access and communication is a major problem that people affected by severe disabilities have to face. The World Wide Web provides a large amount of information to the people, and it helps them to connect and communicate with society. We propose GazeTheWeb as framework for full-featured Web browsing with eye-based input.

GazeTheWeb integrates the visual appearance and control functionality of Web pages in an eye tracking environment. It combines both, Web page element extraction and emulation of traditional input devices within the browser in order to provide smooth and reliable Web access. GazeTheWeb not only supports the efficient interaction with the Web page (scrolling, link navigation, text input), it effectively supports all essential browsing menu operations like bookmarks, history, and tab management.

The framework is open-source and available at GitHub:

This work is part of project MAMEM that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

Part of the team behind GazeTheWeb is developing the idea further in a spin-off: Semanux



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