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Document Details


Title: Chieko Asakawa
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: IBM Corporation. Archives. IBM Women in Technology Collection
Collection: IBM Women in Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame Oral History Interviews
Description: Chieko Asakawa is responsible for the research and development of IBM software and applications that significantly improve web accessibility for the visually impaired and others with special needs. Her contributions to the field of accessibility research include making the internet and other web resources available to the visually impaired via PCs by automatically converting text and icons on the screen to voice. She was a key technical leader in the development of the IBM Home Page Reader (HPR), which allows people to surf the web using numeric keypads instead of a mouse. It is now produced in eleven languages and distributed worldwide.
Extent: 17 pages
URL: http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/witexhibit/pdf/asakawa_history.pdf
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2003 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Asakawa, Chieko
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker place of birth: Japan; Asia
Speaker race: Asian
Speaker occupation: Researcher
Document date: 30-Oct-2003
Interviewer: Lasewicz, Paul
Organizations discussed: IBM Corporation, White Plains, NY
Locations discussed: New York; North America; United States; White Plains, NY
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Blind, Apparatus for the; Blind--Social conditions; High technology industries--United States; IBM Corporation, White Plains, NY; Information technology; New York; North America; Oral history; United States; White Plains, NY; Women employees; Women in technology
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029254-32363