User Interfaces for persons with deafblindness
2007 (English)In: Universal Access in Ambient Intelligence Environments / [ed] Stephanidis, C., Pieper, M., Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer , 2007, 317-334 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper examines the problems persons with deafblindness encounter when using computers, and what can be done to avoid the problems in the design of a communication tool. A qualitative study was conducted with 12 participants. The results show that a system needs to resolve issues of simplicity, flexibility, and feedback. In our redesign of the communication tool we employ what we call a screen reader use flow with precursor cues, to aid the user in getting an overview of the program and its functions. This is very difficult when using a Braille display. The screen reader use flow with precursor cues is one means to satisfy the demands of both users who use a visual display and users who use a Braille display.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer , 2007. 317-334 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4397
deafblind, accessibility, usability, inclusive design, total communication
Human Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66040DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-71025-7_21ISBN: 978-3-540-71024-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-66040DiVA: diva2:401179
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