TactileFace: A system for enabling access to face photos by visually-impaired people

Nan Li, Zheshen Wang, Jesus Yuriar, Baoxin Li

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Face photos/Portraits play an important role in people's social and emotional life. Unfortunately, this type of media is inaccessible to people with visual impairment. We propose a novel, prototypical system that was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of bridging this accessibility gap through automatic and realtime conversion of face images into their tactile counterparts. Unlike conventional and existing tactile conversion efforts, which are largely done by human specialists, the proposed system serves to provide an intelligent interface between blind computer users and this important type of media, human face images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI'11
Pages445-446
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2011
Event2011 15th ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI'11 - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 13 2011Feb 16 2011

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI

Other

Other2011 15th ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI'11
CountryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA
Period2/13/112/16/11

Keywords

  • Human face/portrait
  • Interface
  • Tactile graphics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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