Flat is the New Pitch-Black: Discussing Blind use of Touchscreens
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The increasingly ubiquitous touchscreen, from the smart phone to the treadmill, is a significant hurdle for blind individuals who cannot rely on their sense of touch for decoding its interface. Advances in smart phone screen readers, such as the iPhone’s Voice Over, have enabled blind users to effectively navigate touchscreens. While Voice Over efficiently outputs information, text input remained a challenge. To address this, we previously introduced BrailleTouch, a soft braille keyboard for efficient blind text entry on touchscreens. In this position paper, we present the tailored touch-based user experience design and evaluation techniques we developed for BrailleTouch which we have not previously discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Press, 2014.
Accessibility; text entry; blindness; mobile devices; touchscreens; multi-touch interaction; chording; gestures; touch evaluation.
Research subject Human-computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-166019DiVA: diva2:916470
Workshop on Tactile User Experience Evaluation Methods at CHI2014
QC 201604072016-04-022015-04-302016-04-07Bibliographically approved