Ramloll, R., Yu, W., Brewster, S., Riedel, B., Burton, M., and Dimigen, G. (2000) Constructing sonified haptic line graphs for the blind student: first steps. In: 4th International ACM Conference on Assistive technologies, 13-15 November 2000, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/354324.354330
Line graphs stand as an established information visualisation and analysis technique taught at various levels of difficulty according to standard Mathematics curricula. It has been argued that blind individuals cannot use line graphs as a visualisation and analytic tool because they currently primarily exist in the visual medium. The research described in this paper aims at making line graphs accessible to blind students through auditory and haptic media. We describe (1) our design space for representing line graphs, (2) the technology we use to develop our prototypes and (3) the insights from our preliminary work.
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Keywords:||force feedback, haptic display, line graphs, spatial sound, and visual impairment|
|Glasgow Author(s):||Brewster, Prof Stephen|
|Authors:||Ramloll, R., Yu, W., Brewster, S., Riedel, B., Burton, M., and Dimigen, G.|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
T Technology > T Technology (General)
|College/School:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science|
|Copyright Holders:||Copyright © 2000 ACM Press|
|First Published:||First published in Assets 2000: the Fourth International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies: November 13-15, 2000, Hilton Arlington and Towers, Arlington, Virginia|
|Publisher Policy:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher|