Assembling the Senses: Towards the Design of Cooperative Interfaces for Visually Impaired Users
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2004 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW 2004), 2004, 332-341 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The needs of blind and visually impaired users are seriously under-investigated in CSCW. We review work on assistive interfaces especially concerning how collaboration between sighted and blind users across different modalities might be supported. To examine commonly expressed design principles, we present a study where blind and sighted persons play a game to which the former has an auditory interface, the latter a visual one. Interaction analyses are presented highlighting features of interface design, talk and gesture which are important to the participants’ abilities to collaborate. Informed by these analyses, we reconsider design principles for cooperative interfaces for the blind.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. 332-341 p.
Universal (or disability) access, assistive technologies, auditory input/output, sound in the user-interface, sonification, user interface design, CSCW, qualitative empirical methods, interaction analysis, Conversation Analysis, cross-modal interaction, collaboration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8468ScopusID: 2-s2.0-21644443643ISBN: 1-58113-810-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8468DiVA: diva2:13799
QC 201009212008-05-162008-05-162010-09-21Bibliographically approved