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Design of Web-based Tools to Study Blind People’s Touch-Based Interaction with Smartphones

Nowadays touchscreen smartphones are the most common kind of mobile devices. However, gesture-based interaction is a difficult task for most visually impaired people, and even more so for blind people. This difficulty is compounded by the lack of standard gestures and the differences between the main screen reader platforms available on the market. Therefore, our goal is to investigate the differences and preferences in touch gesture performance on smartphones among visually impaired people. During our study, we implemented a web-based wireless system to facilitate the capture of participants’ gestures. In this paper we present an overview of both the study and the system used.


HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA - USA, 2015

External authors: Barbara Leporini (ISTI - CNR)
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Type: Article in proceedings of international peer-reviewed conference
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-21380-4_2 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-21380-4_2 Print ISBN 978-3-319-21379-8 Online ISBN 978-3-319-21380-4
File: HCI_2015_poster_Researchgate.pdf
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Activity: Accessibility and Usability of User Interfaces