Making Digital Maps Accessible Using Vibrations

  • Bernhard Schmitz
  • Thomas Ertl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)


In order to allow blind and deafblind people to use and explore electronically available maps, we have developed a system that displays maps in a tactile way using a standard rumble gamepad. The system is intended for both on-site and off-site use and therefore includes mechanisms for getting overviews of larger regions as well as for the exploration of small areas.


Haptic Maps Vibrating Maps Blind Users 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Schmitz
    • 1
  • Thomas Ertl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Visualization and Interactive SystemsUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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