MultiVis: improving access to visualisations for visually impaired people

McGookin, D.K. and Brewster, S.A. (2006) MultiVis: improving access to visualisations for visually impaired people. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 22-27 April 2006, pp. 267-270. ISBN 1595932984 (doi:10.1145/1125451.1125509)



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This paper illustrates work undertaken on the MultiVis project to allow visually impaired users both to construct and browse mathematical graphs effectively. We start by discussing the need for such work, before discussing some of the problems of current technology. We then discuss Graph Builder, a novel tool to allow interactive graph construction, and Sound Bar which provides quick overview access to bar graphs.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
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Keywords:haptics, visual impairment, visualisation
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGookin, Dr David and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: McGookin, D.K., 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 © 2006 ACM Press
First Published:First published in CHI '06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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