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Inclusive Production of Tactile Graphics

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9296)

Abstract

In this article a collaborative workstation for creating audio-tactile graphics is presented. The system is based on a common open source office suite and supports a transcriber for tactile graphics with several tools. In addition the system allows a blind reviewer to get involved at every stage of the creation process. This is achieved through a refreshable two-dimensional tactile display. The blind participant can independently manipulate graphical objects and make annotations in parallel. As a result, a tandem team of a sighted graphic creator and a blind partner may create a tactile graphic with better quality.

Keywords

Tactile graphics Blind users Collaboration Pin-matrix device 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank our blind participants for the rich discussion about the concepts of our tactile user interface. The Tangram project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) under the grant number R/FO125423.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Bornschein
    • 1
  • Denise Prescher
    • 1
  • Gerhard Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Angewandte InformatikDresdenGermany

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