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BrailleTouch: Designing a Mobile Eyes-free Soft Keyboard
Georgia Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4616-189X
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, ACM Digital Library, 2011, 707-709 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
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Texting is the essence of mobile communication and connectivity, as evidenced by today's teenagers, tomorrow's workforce. Fifty-four percent of American teens contact each other daily by texting, as compared to face-to-face (33%) and talking on the phone (30%) according to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, 2010. Arguably, today's technologies support mobile text input poorly, primarily due to the size constraints of mobile devices. This is the case for everyone, but it is particularly relevant to the visually impaired. According to the World Health Organization, 284 million people are visually impaired worldwide. In order to connect these users to the global mobile community, we need to design effective and efficient methods for eyes-free text input on mobile devices. Furthermore, everyone would benefit from effective mobile texting for safety and speed. This design brief presents BrailleTouch, our working prototype solution for eyes-free mobile text input.

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ACM Digital Library, 2011. 707-709 p.
, MobileHCI ’11
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Braille, HCI, accessibility, eyes-free, mobile computing, multi-touch, soft keyboard, text entry, touch screen
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Computer Science Human Computer Interaction
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Computer Science; Human-computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184691DOI: 10.1145/2037373.2037491OAI: diva2:916489
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

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