Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Touch explorer : exploring digital maps for visually impaired people
Authors : Darvishy, Alireza
Hutter, Hans-Peter
Grossenbacher, Markus
Merz, Dario
et. al : No
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-58796-3_50
Proceedings: Computers Helping People with Special Needs
Editors of the parent work: Miesenberger, Klaus
Manduchi, Roberto
Covarrubias Rodriguez, Mario
Peňáz, Petr
Pages : 427
Pages to: 434
Conference details: 17th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP), Lecco, Italy, 9–11 September 2020
Issue Date: 2020
Series : Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series volume: 12376
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
ISBN: 978-3-030-58795-6
978-3-030-58796-3
Language : English
Subjects : Visual impairment; Accessible map; Accessibility; Output modalities
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
305: Social groups
Abstract: This paper describes an interaction concept for persons with visual impairments to explore digital maps. Mobile map applications like Google Maps have become an important instrument for navigation and exploration. However, existing map applications are highly visually oriented, making them inaccessible to users with visual impairments. This ongoing research project aims to develop an accessible digital map application in which information is presented in a nonvisual way. Analysis of existing market solutions shows that information retention is highest when a combination of different output modalities is used. As a result, a prototype app has been created using three major non-visual modalities: Voice output (speech synthesis), everyday sounds (e.g. car traffic), and vibration feedback. User tests were performed, and based on the test results, the Touch Explorer app was developed. Initial usability tests are described in this paper.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/20439
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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