Conference Paper

Efficient edge-services for colorblind users.

DOI: 10.1145/1135777.1135944 Conference: Proceedings of the 15th international conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, May 23-26, 2006
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