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Flat is the New Pitch-Black: Discussing Blind use of Touchscreens
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Computational Science and Technology (CST). Georgia Institute of Technology. (Visualization Studio VIC)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4616-189X
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

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ACM Press, 2014.
Keyword [en]
Accessibility; text entry; blindness; mobile devices; touchscreens; multi-touch interaction; chording; gestures; touch evaluation.
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Computer Science
Research subject
Human-computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166019OAI: diva2:916470
Workshop on Tactile User Experience Evaluation Methods at CHI2014

QC 20160407

Available from: 2016-04-02 Created: 2015-04-30 Last updated: 2016-04-07Bibliographically approved

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