Sketching images eyes-free: A grid-based dynamic drawing tool for the blind

Hesham M. Kamel, James A. Landay

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Abstract

In this paper we describe one method of transforming a mouse-based graphical user interface into a navigable, grid-based auditory interface. We also report the results of an experiment that tested the effectiveness of a drawing tool for the blind called IC2D that uses this interaction style. The experiment included eight visually impaired participants and eight blindfolded sighted participants. The results show that auditory interpretation of graphics is an effective interface technique for visually impaired users. Further, the experiment demonstrates that visually impaired users can develop meaningful drawings when given adequate technological support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages33-40
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
EventASSETS 2002: Proceedings of the 5th International ACM SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 8 2002Jul 10 2002

Other

OtherASSETS 2002: Proceedings of the 5th International ACM SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period7/8/027/10/02

Keywords

  • Auditory user interfaces
  • Drawing
  • Graphical semantic enhancement
  • Graphics
  • Grid
  • IC2D
  • Visually impaired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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