Human-Computer Interaction

INTERACT 2015: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 pp 80-88

Inclusive Production of Tactile Graphics

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22701-6_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9296)
Cite this paper as:
Bornschein J., Prescher D., Weber G. (2015) Inclusive Production of Tactile Graphics. 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


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.


Tactile graphics Blind users Collaboration Pin-matrix device 

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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2015

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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