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Tangible Maps for Visually Impaired Users: Shape-Changing Perspectives

Ducasse, Julie and Macé, Marc and Serrano, Marcos and Jouffrais, Christophe Tangible Maps for Visually Impaired Users: Shape-Changing Perspectives. (2016) In: CHI 2016 Workshop on Shape Changing UI (CHI 2016), 7 May 2016 - 8 May 2016 (San Jose, CA, United States).

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Abstract

Interactive maps for visually impaired people are rarely dynamic and if so, very expensive. We developed a low-cost tangible tabletop interface that enables visually impaired users to dynamically construct maps. To do so, we designed a novel type of physical icons, called Tangible Reels. In this paper, we discuss how actuated Tangible Reels could be used to provide visually impaired users with an access to dynamic tangible maps and advanced functionalities (zoom, pan and exploration of geostatistical data). The three design ideas that we propose open new avenues for shape-changing interfaces for visually impaired users

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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