Supporting Cross-Modal Collaboration: Adding a Social Dimension to Accessibility

  • Fredrik Winberg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4129)


This paper presents a study of cross-modal collaboration, where blind and sighted persons collaboratively solve two different tasks using a prototype that has one auditory and one graphical interface. The results shows the importance of context and the design of tasks for the accessibility of cross-modal collaborative settings, as well as the importance of supporting the participation in a working division of labour.


Social Dimension Blind Subject Sorting Task Visual Interface Single User Interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fredrik Winberg
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  1. 1.Department of Human-Computer Interaction, School of Computer Science and CommunicationRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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