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BrailleTouch: Mobile Texting for the Visually Impaired

  • Brian Frey
  • Caleb Southern
  • Mario Romero
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6767)

Abstract

BrailleTouch is an eyes-free text entry application for mobile devices. Currently, there exist a number of hardware and software solutions for eyes-free text entry. Unfortunately, the hardware solutions are expensive and the software solutions do not offer adequate performance. BrailleTouch bridges this gap. We present our design rationale and our explorative evaluation of BrailleTouch with HCI experts and visually impaired users.

Keywords

mobile computing HCI eyes-free accessibility Braille soft keyboard multi-touch touch screen text entry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Frey
    • 1
  • Caleb Southern
    • 1
  • Mario Romero
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Interactive ComputingGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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