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Design Touch Feedback for Blind Users

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Abstract

Touch-screen interfaces do not offer tactile cues for the visually impaired users to distinguish interaction controls. As touch based interactions become more pervasive in our everyday lives, they present critical accessibility concerns. The recent advancement of touch screen technology makes design solutions possible. This research investigates the usability of accessible solutions on touch interfaces. Findings from our user study suggest that (1) proper voice feedback enables blind users to navigate touch-screen interface; and (2) different touch gestures have significantly different impacts on blind users’ touch performances, such as efficiency and accuracy.

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  • Accessibility
  • touch interaction
  • gesture
  • auditory feedback

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Xu, S., Bailey, K. (2013). Design Touch Feedback for Blind Users. In: Stephanidis, C. (eds) HCI International 2013 - Posters’ Extended Abstracts. HCI 2013. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 373. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39473-7_57

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