Improving the Accessibility of ASCII Graphics for the Blind Students

Producing My Own Graphics
  • Karin Müller
  • Angela Constantinescu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)


Graphics are pervasively used in natural sciences. Making graphics accessible to blind people is difficult because blind students have to know how the layout looks like, to understand what the layout means and to have a possibility to create a graphic by themselves. Therefore we suggest to use ASCII graphics. Our approach tries to improve the accessibility of ASCII graphics by automatically extracting and transforming them in order to be printed with a tactile embosser.


accessiblity of graphics ASCII graphics blind 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Müller
    • 1
  • Angela Constantinescu
    • 1
  1. 1.Study Center for the Visually Impaired Students (SZS)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Karlsruhe

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