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Interactive audio-tactile maps for visually impaired people

Anke Brock, Christophe Jouffrais
2015 ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing  
To this regard, they might be an efficient means for providing visually impaired people with access to geospatial information.  ...  In this paper we give an overview of our research on making geographic maps accessible to visually impaired people.  ...  Acknowledgments Most importantly, we want to thank all visually impaired users who, over the duration of several years, have participated in design sessions and user studies.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2850440.2850441 fatcat:dja2oaws6fd33nwq6vtcjn27du

The Graphical Access Challenge for People with Visual Impairments: Positions and Pathways Forward [chapter]

Jenna L. Gorlewicz, Jennifer L. Tennison, Hari P. Palani, Nicholas A. Giudice
2018 Interactive Multimedia [Working Title]  
Graphical access is one of the most pressing challenges for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  ...  These multimodal interfaces are also poised to close the accessibility gap while serving as a model for how we think about accessibility in the context of a new technological era.  ...  The Graphical Access Challenge for People with Visual Impairments: Positions and Pathways… DOI: The Graphical Access Challenge for People with Visual Impairments  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.82289 fatcat:ph6xblvxpje2bo7pzufwbumnfu

Investigating touchscreen accessibility for people with visual impairments

David McGookin, Stephen Brewster, WeiWei Jiang
2008 Proceedings of the 5th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction building bridges - NordiCHI '08  
From our results we provide guidelines for future designers, to help them exploit the potential of touchscreen technology for visually impaired people.  ...  However this technology is largely inaccessible to people with visual impairments.  ...  This leads to many of the problems of touchscreen interaction for people with visual impairments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1463160.1463193 dblp:conf/nordichi/McGookinBJ08 fatcat:vxcq3ur5jverdkabitr7ds7ghy

Evaluating the Accessibility of Digital Audio Workstations for Blind or Visually Impaired People

Gemma Pedrini, Luca Andrea Ludovico, Giorgio Presti
2020 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications  
This paper proposes a methodology to assess the accessibility for blind or visually impaired people of music production software known as Digital Audio Workstations.  ...  The degree of accessibility was evaluated in relation to the possibility for blind or visually impaired people to invoke key functions and perform basic operations.  ...  I3awd9eJow Evaluating the Accessibility of Digital Audio Workstations for Blind or Visually Impaired People  ... 
doi:10.5220/0010167002250232 dblp:conf/chira/PedriniLP20 fatcat:x3ppihqhfje4lesff4fgrmfrtu

Development and Evaluation of Technology Enhanced Interaction Framework Method for Designing Accessible Technologies for Visually Impaired People

Kewalin Angkananon, Mike Wald, Thimaporn Phetkeaw
2021 Frontiers in Computer Science  
people with visual impairment.  ...  barriers people with visual impairment encounter.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to give great thanks to Thailand Research Fund, Office of the Higher Education Commission, and Suratthani Rajabhat University which supported funding for this research project  ... 
doi:10.3389/fcomp.2021.671414 fatcat:dlhnrxt7pfd2nje7oerhkif3ny

Using Non-speech Sounds to Improve Access to 2D Tabular Numerical Information for Visually Impaired Users [chapter]

Rameshsharma Ramloll, Stephen Brewster, Wai Yu, Beate Riedel
2001 People and Computers XV—Interaction without Frontiers  
We investigated two solutions for numerical (2D) tabular data discovery and overview for visually impaired and blind users.  ...  The other involved accessing similar information in tables of the same size through speech only by the same user group.  ...  This work would not have been possible without the collaboration of the enthusiastic staff and students from Royal National Institute for the Blind (Peterborough) and the Royal Blind School (Hereford).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-0353-0_32 dblp:conf/bcshci/RamlollBYR01 fatcat:qg372r62uzcajbtl2rhscngsme

Workshop: Accessible Interaction for Visually Impaired People [chapter]

Martina Joisten, Limin Zeng, Julie Woletz, Anke Brock, Mauro Avila
Mensch und Computer 2015 - Workshopband  
Introduction Improving access to information and technology for visually impaired people is a significant challenge within the field of Human-Computer Interaction.  ...  The next papers discuss concrete solutions for visually impaired peoples' current problems.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110443905-054 fatcat:g4whyyh5zfdjdbpej43m5rgeb4

Interactive tactile representations to support document accessibility for people with visual impairments [article]

Mauro Ávila Soto, Universität Stuttgart
In contrast, it is the norm for visually impaired people to be provided little to no information about the spatial layout of documents.  ...  A reader with visual impairment may start reading multiple sidebar paragraphs before starting to read the main text without noticing, which is not optimal for reading a textbook.  ...  We were able to demonstrate the feasibility of a multimodal interface dedicated for visually impaired users; modalities based on tactual and auditory channels.  ... 
doi:10.18419/opus-11355 fatcat:5y45mem55fde7d3gbprfo7yyfy

An Evaluation of Accessibility of Hierarchical Data Structures in Data Broadcasting -Using Tactile Interface for Visually-Impaired People- [chapter]

Takuya Handa, Tadahiro Sakai, Kinji Matsumura, Yasuaki Kanatsugu, Nobuyuki Hiruma, Takayuki Ito
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We have been developing a barrier-free information receiving system for the purpose of communicating information in digital broadcasting to visually-impaired people.  ...  Secondly, results of evaluation experiments conducted to obtain a guideline to design hierarchical presentation structures easily accessible by visually impaired people, using the tactile interface in  ...  Acknowledgements This study was partially conducted as part of the "Research and development of multimedia browsing technology for visually impaired people", entrusted by The National Institute of Information  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-73283-9_6 dblp:conf/hci/HandaSMKHI07 fatcat:y6pkhcblkbfmhc6awqbz3lfvdu

Making Gestural Interaction Accessible to Visually Impaired People [chapter]

Anke Brock, Philippe Truillet, Bernard Oriola, Christophe Jouffrais
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
As touch screens become widely spread, making them more accessible to visually impaired people is an important task. Touch displays possess a poor accessibility for visually impaired people.  ...  One possibility to make them more accessible without sight is through gestural interaction. Yet, there are still few studies on using gestural interaction for visually impaired people.  ...  Gestural Interaction for an Accessible Geographic Map Traditionally, geographic maps for visually impaired people are hard-copy maps with raised lines.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44196-1_6 fatcat:qlw244igczhrdj62xdyhsi4k3y


Anke M. Brock, Slim Kammoun, Hugo Nicolau, Tiago Guerreiro, Shaun K. Kane, Christophe Jouffrais
2013 CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems on - CHI EA '13  
In recent years there has been a surge in the development of non-visual interaction techniques targeting two application areas: making content accessible to visually impaired people, and supporting minimal  ...  This SIG aims to bring together the community of researchers exploring non-visual interaction techniques.  ...  This includes interaction for visually impaired people as well as non-visual interaction for sighted people.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2468356.2468818 dblp:conf/chi/BrockKNGKJ13 fatcat:7yov6szuzreyhbuoxom2n4f5sq

Blindness and Social Media in India

Soumya Thankam Varghese, Dr Maya Rathnasabapathy
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
This paper reviewing studies on the non (use) of social media by blind people in and out India.  ...  According to WHO report, blind people are a significant group comprising 45 million totally blind and 285 million partially blind.  ...  The primary way of interaction for visually impaired people were scree reader software where whatever comes on the screen described by the software for their easy interaction.  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i3.34.19365 fatcat:pt2azxhqozhjjd6a4llowuesqy

Реализация принципа доступности информации на сайтах специальных библиотек для слепых и слабовидящих

Sanpiter Sanpiter
2015 Vestnik Tomskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta Kul turologiya i iskusstvovedenie  
Accessibility of Internet resources for blind and visually impaired -is the ability to fully access for this people all components of electronic resources on the Internet.  ...  Taking into account the information needs of the blind and visually impaired and people interacting with them. 2.  ... 
doi:10.17223/22220836/19/17 fatcat:yedxhbx6mff63py2fce3lohn4q

Smartphones for Vision Rehabilitation: Accessible Features and Apps, Opportunity, Challenges, and Usability Evaluation [chapter]

Suraj Singh Senjam
2021 Software Usability [Working Title]  
Therefore, these smart technologies make smartphones to serve as assistive technology for people with visual impairment and blindness.  ...  Finally, engineers and developers are continuously fostering to develop more innovative and readily accessible apps for visual impairment.  ...  Third party accessible applications for visual impairment and blind Generally, people believe that smartphones are inaccessible to people with a visual impairment; visually disabled people will face a  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.97703 fatcat:47f5uuha6nf3jgjtdme3boatl4

Virtual Reality Technology for Blind and Visual Impaired People: Reviews and Recent Advances [chapter]

Neveen I. Ghali, Omar Soluiman, Nashwa El-Bendary, Tamer M. Nassef, Sara A. Ahmed, Yomna M. Elbarawy, Aboul Ella Hassanien
2012 Intelligent Systems Reference Library  
be utilized to address the information technology problem of blind and visual impaired people.  ...  In this chapter, we investigate the effects of the virtual reality technology on disabled people such as blind and visually impaired people (VIP) in order to enhance their computer skills and prepare them  ...  One way to make web-based maps accessible for people with visual impairments is to describe the map in words.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23363-0_15 fatcat:yzwqf2o4rrcaledwjafnbwovly
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