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Blind to Sighted Children Interaction Through Collaborative Environments

  • Jaime Sánchez
  • Nelson Baloian
  • Tiago Hassler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3198)

Abstract

In this paper we present a software system implementing a remote synchronous collaborative ”Battleship” game that can be played by two persons. The system provides two different interfaces, one to be used by sighted people and the other to be used by blind people based on spatialized sound, thus allowing sighted and blind people play against each other, without knowing if the adversary is a sighted or blind person. The paper also presents a framework which supports the synchronisation of heterogeneous applications sharing only some common objects. This is the key for developing collaborative applications with very different interfaces as it is shown in this work.

Keywords

Haptic Device Collaborative Environment Blind People Haptic Perception Blind User 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime Sánchez
    • 1
  • Nelson Baloian
    • 1
  • Tiago Hassler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile

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