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Prototyping and Evaluation of New Remote Controls for People with Visual Impairment [chapter]

Michiaki Yasumura, Ryo Yoshida, Megumi Yoshida
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We have developed two new types of Remote Control (RC) for people with visual impairment, one with voice recognition and the other with numeric keys. We conducted two types of evaluations for them.  ...  Many new home appliances being introduced to the market cannot be fully used by people with visual impairment due to lack of non-visual feedback.  ...  • 27 • • • 4. 11 8 19 • Vol.0, No.0, 2002 5 Fig. 5 The Evaluation Test Result (Task Time for Test1). 3 Table 3 The Sum of Completed Task Time for each RC for Test1. 2:38  ... 
doi:10.1007/11788713_69 fatcat:pkuzmrkeznfjvfrkf5zyi64agu

Promoting IPTV Accessibility for Visually Impaired Users: Implementation of an Adapted Service

Rita Oliveira, Jorge Ferraz de Abreu, Ana Margarida Almeida
2014 Procedia Computer Science  
to look on visually impaired users' needs.  ...  In spite of the wide dissemination of technologies and digital resources, people with special needs still find barriers and difficulties in accessing and using many of the information technology (IT) services  ...  Gama Pinto for allowing us to interview its low vision appointment patients; ii) the interviewees of the first research phase and the evaluators of the prototype for their openness and kindness; iii) the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2014.02.014 fatcat:om6ypa6aqfarhp636vg3qjmgsq

Towards inclusive digital television

Mark Springett, Mark Rice, Richard Griffiths
2011 Universal Access in the Information Society  
Their findings suggest limiting the functionality of the remote control to a single button with clear visual feedback on the secondary display.  ...  Their proposed approach is highlighted through a number of application examples for users with cognitive and visual impairments and more generally elderly users.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-011-0261-9 fatcat:qkqf6ns55vebfmh36datjxsj44

FROM OPEN GEOGRAPHICAL DATA TO TANGIBLE MAPS: IMPROVING THE ACCESSIBILITY OF MAPS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE

J. Ducasse, M. Macé, C. Jouffrais
2015 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Visual maps must be transcribed into (interactive) raised-line maps to be accessible for visually impaired people.  ...  of interactive tactile maps with the development of an open-source web-based editor; 2/ investigating the use of tangible interfaces for the autonomous construction and exploration of a map by a visually  ...  We are particularly grateful to the teachers, transcribers and students for their time and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xl-3-w3-517-2015 fatcat:bizoc3v34jh2hbxzl2uycjjxqm

Suitable GUI selection using analytic hierarchy process

Sumie Yamada, Yuta Uesugi, Takako Nonaka, Tomohiro Hase
2009 2009 IEEE 13th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics  
This paper proposes a new model with six evaluation criteria -Physiological, Knowledge, Psychology, Complicated System, Complicated Peripherals, and Habit.  ...  The goal of this model is to modify the graphical user interface of a remote controller to one that is the most suitable for each user.  ...  There are many kinds of user in homes such as children and the elderly, as well as those with vision impaired and different levels of ability with AV equipment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/isce.2009.5156877 fatcat:eylfv5c6afdthczptjqvdkiuam

A new perspective of refractive error calculation with mobile application

Komang Candra Brata, Mukhammad Sharif Hidayatulloh, Lutfi Fanani, Adam Hendra Brata
2020 International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)  
We conduct a number of human trials with the device on a controlled environment to demonstrate the ability of the proposed app to measure the diopter level.  ...  In many situations, not standardized and limited access to eye health care in several regions of Indonesia becomes the main challenge for myopia patients to measure and monitor their current refractive  ...  The latest data on the prevalence of visual impairment in Indonesia is obtained through a survey on "Roadmap of Visual Impairment Control Program in Indonesia 2017-2030" which shows that the prevalence  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijece.v10i5.pp4892-4899 fatcat:bh67r2ryerchpbcd4m5xuto4za

Evaluating interface layout for visually impaired and mobility-impaired users through simulation

Pradipta Biswas, Peter Robinson
2011 Universal Access in the Information Society  
This paper presents a study to evaluate the simulator by considering a representative application of searching icons, which was being used by able-bodied, visually impaired and mobility-impaired people  ...  The authors have developed a simulator to help with the design and evaluation of assistive interfaces.  ...  Pat Langdon of Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge, for his help in designing the studies.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-011-0265-5 fatcat:ohm65siby5bgzhpvlvhtrglgla

Interactive Travel Aid for the Visually Impaired: from Depth Maps to Sonic Patterns and Verbal Messages [chapter]

Piotr Skulimowski, Pawel Strumillo
2020 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents user trials of a prototype micro-navigation aid for the visually impaired. The main advantage of the system is its small form factor.  ...  The device consists of a Structure Sensor depth camera, a smartphone, a remote controller and a pair of headphones. An original feature of the system is its interactivity.  ...  Mobility Tests of the System and Discussion Mobility tests of a prototype version of the system were conducted with two blind people who were also asked for their opinions and ideas for improvements.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-50436-6_22 fatcat:awfis6uqjzbdtm5xquiek3lhja

Mobile Application Design to Improve Accessibility for People with Visual Impairment

Delgado, Alexi ,
2020 International Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering Research  
Therefore, this project seeks to design a mobile application that will benefit the visually impaired in the district of Puente Piedra by providing them with a platform that allows them to interact without  ...  Vision difficulties are problems that confront the population and can occur for a variety of reasons.  ...  INTRODUCTION Nowadays, millions of people live with some kind of visual impairment [1] .  ... 
doi:10.30534/ijeter/2020/16882020 fatcat:yahvir2vg5c5lceh7haqrg5b34

Connected cane: Tactile button input for controlling gestures of iOS voiceover embedded in a white cane

Jared M. Batterman, Vincent F. Martin, Derek Yeung, Bruce N. Walker
2017 Assistive technology  
Accessibility of assistive consumer devices is an emerging research area with potential to benefit both users with and without visual impairments.  ...  In this article, we discuss the research and evaluation of using a tactile button interface to control an iOS device's native VoiceOver Gesture navigations (Apple Accessibility, 2014).  ...  A total of seven participants, both blind and visually impaired, were recruited via word of mouth and email flyers among the visually impaired for this study.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10400435.2016.1265024 pmid:28140766 fatcat:ltffpwxi6ngkvlvg6ft2drwa2u

Voice Operated Guidance Systems for Vision Impaired People: Investigating a User-Centered Open Source Model

Moulton
2009 International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications  
People who have impaired vision regularly use white canes and/or guide dogs to assist in obstacle avoidance.  ...  The system is intended to be scalable and extensible with additional features such as sensors for obstacle avoidance and access to web-based information such as weather, train or bus timetable information  ...  approach for the development of a new electronic wayfinding system intended primarily for people who have impaired vision.  ... 
doi:10.4156/jdcta.vol3.issue4.5 fatcat:3c7o6mtq3zeltg7rj5im7dyyty

A Systematic Review of Wearable Devices for Orientation and Mobility of Adults with Visual Impairment and Blindness

Aline Darc Piculo Dos Santos, Ana Harumi Grota Suzuki, Fausto Orsi Medola, Atiyeh Vaezipour
2021 IEEE Access  
The findings also showed the importance of including visually impaired individuals during prototype usage testing and the need for including safety evaluation which is currently lacking.  ...  Wearable devices have been developed to improve the navigation of blind and visually impaired people. With technological advancements, the use and research of wearable devices have been increasing.  ...  for mobility and/or orientation of visually impaired people.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3132887 fatcat:t3ote4iehvdlnglh3cv77bmuie

On the Design of a Low Cost Gaze Tracker for Interaction

A. Carbone, F. Martínez, E. Pissaloux, D. Mazeika, R. Velázquez
2012 Procedia Technology - Elsevier  
Results of the first pre-prototype first evaluation with end users are summarized.  ...  However, in several situations, especially in the context of upper limb motor impairment, the gaze represents also an alternative mean for human interaction with the environment (real or virtual).  ...  We thank the students (from MIT who, in the frame of France-MIT program, have contributed to implementation of the mechanical support for the gaze tracker and from UPMC who have participated in software  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.protcy.2012.03.010 fatcat:zj3i6kh4unbx3ib7owietb6a7a

Helping Helpers: Supporting Volunteers in Remote Sighted Assistance with Augmented Reality Maps

Jingyi Xie, Rui Yu, Sooyeon Lee, Yao Lyu, Syed Masum Billah, John M. Carroll
2022 Designing Interactive Systems Conference  
The paper also presents a confederate-based study design to evaluate the efects of AR maps with 13 untrained agents.  ...  We present an interactive system implementing a high-fdelity prototype of RSA service using augmented reality (AR) maps with localization and virtual elements placement capabilities.  ...  Zihan Zhou, Xinbing Zhang and Michelle McManus for their contribution to this work. We also thank the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3532106.3533560 fatcat:rdzcuzbfafcbhiuvssxeeqc5gm

3rd Generation accessibility: information and communication technologies towards universal access

Maria Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez
2014 Universal Access in the Information Society  
New technologies offer several opportunities for people with disabilities, such as the acquisition of new skills in using innovative assistive technologies, the raise of their employability and the increase  ...  user model, able to describe both able-bodied and people with various kinds of disabilities.  ...  The second study compared local and synchronous remote tests with eight blind people, six visually impaired participants and six sighted persons.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-014-0374-z fatcat:zfcreuustjgilohd7czc6dflxa
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