Mobile Interactive Image Sonification for the Blind

  • Torsten Wörtwein
  • Boris Schauerte
  • Karin Müller
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41264-1_28

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9758)
Cite this paper as:
Wörtwein T., Schauerte B., Müller K., Stiefelhagen R. (2016) Mobile Interactive Image Sonification for the Blind. In: Miesenberger K., Bühler C., Penaz P. (eds) Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9758. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Web-based, mobile sonification offers a highly flexible way to give blind users access to graphical information and to solve various everyday as well as job-related tasks. The combination of a touch screen, image processing, and sonification allows the user to hear the content of every image region that he or she indicates with his/her finger position on a tablet or mobile phone. In this paper, we build on and expand our previous work in this area and evaluate how six blind participants can perceive mathematical graphs, bar charts, and floor maps with our sonifications and tactile graphics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torsten Wörtwein
    • 1
  • Boris Schauerte
    • 1
  • Karin Müller
    • 2
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Vision for Human-Computer Interaction Lab (CVHCI)Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Study Centre for the Visually Impaired (SZS)Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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