A generic approach for augmenting tactile diagrams with spatial non-speech sounds

Ramloll, R. and Brewster, S.A. (2002) A generic approach for augmenting tactile diagrams with spatial non-speech sounds. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Minneapolis, Minessota, USA, 20-25 April 2002, pp. 770-771. ISBN 1581134533 (doi:10.1145/506443.506589)



Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/506443.506589


Blind or visually impaired users typically access diagrams in the tactile medium. This paper describes TouchMelody, a system designed for augmenting such existing diagrams with 3D spatial auditory information to increase their usefulness, information content and reduce tactile clutter. The motivation for this system, an overview of its development and early experiences are presented. The two major technologies used are the Polhemus FASTRAK and the LakeDSP CP4 to facilitate the creation of a directly manipulated dynamic 3D spatial soundscape.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:tactile diagrams, sound enhancement, spatial sound
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Ramloll, R., and Brewster, S.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2002 ACM Press
First Published:First published in CHI 2002, conference proceedings: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: changing the world, changing ourselves: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 20-25, April, 2002
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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