Understanding Pattern Recognition Through Sound with Considerations for Developing Accessible Technologies

Nicole Darmawaskita, Troy McDaniel

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Abstract

This work explores whether audio feedback style and user ability influences user techniques, performance, and preference in the interpretation of node graph data among sighted individuals and those who are blind or visually impaired. This study utilized a posttest-only basic randomized design comparing two treatments, in which participants listened to short audio clips describing a sequence of transitions occurring in a node graph. The results found that participants tend to use certain techniques and have corresponding preferences based on their ability. A correlation was also found between equivalently high feedback design performance and lack of overall feedback design preference. These results imply that universal technologies should consider avoiding utilizing design constraints that allow for only one optimal usage technique, especially if that technique is dependent on a user’s ability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Papers
Subtitle of host publicationUniversal Access and Inclusive Design - 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona, Qin Gao, Jia Zhou
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages208-219
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030601485
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Jul 19 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12426 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period7/19/207/24/20

Keywords

  • Accessible education
  • Assistive technology
  • Sonification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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