Sketching images eyes-free

Hesham M. Kamel, James A. Landay
2002 Proceedings of the fifth international ACM conference on Assistive technologies - Assets '02  
In this paper we describe one method of transforming a mouse-based graphical user interface into a navigable, gridbased auditory interface. We also report the results of an experiment that tested the effectiveness of a drawing tool for the blind called IC2D that uses this interaction style. The experiment included eight visually impaired participants and eight blindfolded sighted participants. The results show that auditory interpretation of graphics is an effective interface technique for
more » ... technique for visually impaired users. Further, the experiment demonstrates that visually impaired users can develop meaningful drawings when given adequate technological support.
doi:10.1145/638249.638258 dblp:conf/assets/KamelL02 fatcat:yu3p2yjvojb2nbbw4peicufzum