Human-Computer Interaction

INTERACT 2015: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 pp 38-46

Understanding Touch and Motion Gestures for Blind People on Mobile Devices

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22701-6_3

Volume 9296 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Romano M., Bellucci A., Aedo I. (2015) Understanding Touch and Motion Gestures for Blind People on Mobile Devices. In: Abascal J., Barbosa S., Fetter M., Gross T., Palanque P., Winckler M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015. INTERACT 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9296. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Considering users preferences and behaviour is a necessity to develop accessible interaction for blind people. Mainstream mobile devices are widely used by people with disabilities but, despite the growing interest of the research community around accessibility issues of touch interfaces, there is still much to understand about how best to design the interaction of blind people with mobile technologies. To this end, we conducted a preliminary elicitation study (8 participants) to understand how blind people perform touch and motion gestures for common tasks on a mobile phone. We found that blind people do not use motion gestures. We provide a discussion of our results according to the type of gestures performed.

Keywords

User-defined Gestures Blind Accessibility Touch screens 

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Carlos III de MadridLeganés, MadridSpain