On presenting audio-tactile maps to visually impaired users for getting directions

Devi Archana Paladugu, Zheshen Wang, Baoxin Li

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Abstract

Recent years have witnessed significant efforts on developing computer-based technologies for making maps accessible to people who are blind. Existing work has largely focused on the technological aspects of the problem without adequate attention to the humancomputer interaction issues. Using an audio-tactile system as the platform, we present a focused study on such HCI issues for supporting a blind user's effective navigation of a map in getting directions. The ultimate goal of the research is to establish comprehensive design guidelines for building technologies that truly serve the needs of the users in the application of accessible maps. The results of our current study suggest that the proposed designs are effective for supporting a blind user in obtaining directions from online maps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2010 - The 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Pages3955-3960
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 2010
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2010Apr 15 2010

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period4/10/104/15/10

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Assistive technology
  • Blind users
  • Evaluation
  • Guidelines
  • Tactile-audio map
  • Visual impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Paladugu, D. A., Wang, Z., & Li, B. (2010). On presenting audio-tactile maps to visually impaired users for getting directions. In CHI 2010 - The 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts (pp. 3955-3960). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1753846.1754085