Constructing sonified haptic line graphs for the blind student: First steps

Rameshsharma Ramloll*, Wai Yu, Stephen Brewster, Beate Riedel, Michael Burton, Gisela Dimigen

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Abstract

Line graphs stand as an established information visualisation and analysis technique taught at various levels of difficulty according to standard Mathematics curricula. It has been argued that blind individuals cannot use line graphs as a visualisation and analytic tool because they currently primarily exist in the visual medium. The research described in this paper aims at making line graphs accessible to blind students through auditory and haptic media. We describe (1) our design space for representing line graphs, (2) the technology we use to develop our prototypes and (3) the insights from our preliminary work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages17-25
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Assistive Technology (ASSETS 2000) - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: 13 Nov 200015 Nov 2000

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Assistive Technology (ASSETS 2000)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period13/11/0015/11/00

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