Methodology for Evaluating the Usability of Public Equipment for Physical Activity: An Approach to Interface with Blind and Low Vision Individuals

  • Sabrina Talita de Oliveira
  • Maria Lucia Leite Ribeiro OkimotoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9177)


The objective of this study is to present a methodology for evaluation of public equipment, from usability issues, ergonomics and accessibility. We believe that products of common use can be used by normal people and by people with disabilities. Thus, we decided to develop a methodology for evaluate public exercise equipment in Brazil, as a group of blind and low vision users constantly use such products. The methodology aims to measure the User Experience using the products of outdoor gyms, showing criteria of satisfaction, effectiveness, efficiency, intuitiveness, pleasantness and perception of pain or discomfort.


Public gyms User experience Usability Blind people Low vision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabrina Talita de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Maria Lucia Leite Ribeiro Okimoto
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Design DepartmentFederal University of ParanáCuritibaBrazil

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