Special computer interfaces for the visually handicapped: F.O.B. The manufacturer

  • Arthur I. Karshmer
  • Richard L. Oliver
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 753)


Many techniques have been suggested, and some even brought to market, to allow the visually handicapped person to more easily interact with modern computing equipment Most of the work to date has focused on providing special purpose hardware and software to accomplish this task. In the current work, we describe an approach that would allow all computer manufacturers to ship systems based on today's popular graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that will also serve the needs of the visually handicapped user. By building the user interface into the GUI normally supplied by the manufacturer, the cost of such interfaces should go down, while the availability should go up.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur I. Karshmer
    • 1
  • Richard L. Oliver
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Department Computing Research LaboratoryNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

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