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My primary research interest is centred around the Human Centred Web; in particular Web accessibility, the mobile Web and using Semantic Web technologies to improve user experience.

eMine: Web Page Transcoding Based on Eye Tracking

The World Wide Web (web) has moved from the Desktop and now is ubiquitous. It can be accessed by a small device while the user is mobile or it can be accessed in audio if the user cannot see the content, for instance visually disabled users who use screen readers. However, since web pages are mainly designed for visual interaction; it is almost impossible to access them in alternative forms. Our overarching goal is to improve the user experience in such constrained environments by using a novel application of eye tracking technology. In brief, by relating scanpaths to the underlying source code of web pages, we aim to transcode web pages such that they are easier to access in constrained environments. The project is supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). Detailed information can be found at the eMine Web site.

Completed Projects


The aim of RIAM is to investigate ways in which to integrate, to mutual advantage, research into the Accessible and Mobile World Wide Webs (Web), to develop a common infrastructure, and to validate this infrastructure using existing Web documents and Mobile client simulators. Detailed information about RIAM can be found at the RIAM Web site.


Links on the Web are unidirectional, embedded, difficult to author and maintain. With a Semantic Web architecture, COHSE (Conceptual Open Hypermedia ServicE) aims to address these limitations by dynamically creating links on the Web. This project is funded by Sun Microsystems and detailed information can be found at the COHSE Web site.

Knowledge Web

I am also involved with the Knowledge Web which is a Network of Excellence project funded by the European Commission 6th Framework Programme. Detailed information can be found at the KWeb Web site.


For visually impaired users, travelling around the Web is a complicated task, since the richness of visual navigational objects presented to their sighted counterparts are neither appropriate nor accessible. Dante investigates principles and techniques to enhance the travel experience for visually impaired Web users. This project is funded by Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) and detailed information can be found at the Dante Web site.


EVITA (Enabling Visually Impaired Table Accessing) investigates the problems visually impaired people have in browsing and reading tables. Detailed information can be found at the home page of EVITA.

Community Involvement

Research Funding


You can find a list of my publications at the HCW Publications page.


I have also translated the following Web pages to Turkish:

Yeliz Yesilada

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Yeliz Yesilada is a lecturer at the Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) in the Computer Engineering program and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester.