Understanding interactive interface design requirements for the visually impaired

Joongsin Park, Beomtaek Jeong, Seungjai Jeon, Sehyung Han, Jun Dong Cho, Jeong Gil Ko

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Abstract

While taxies are considered as an easily accessible form of transportation, for the visually impaired, utilizing them can be a significant challenge. This paper draws a system architecture where the visually impaired use GPS-enabled mobile computing devices to easily reserve and access taxies. As the first step, we try to understand the interface requirements of the target population using a set of interviews conducted over 28 visually impaired participants. Our results show that the smartphone usage rate of our participants is ∼ 60%; thus, smartphone-based applications should not be considered as the \universal platform" for the visually impaired. Results from an extensive set of questions reveal that interaction interfaces in the form of key chains and wrist watches can also be effective for various interactive applications. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCrossings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages881-886
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331463
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 18
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 Apr 182015 Apr 23

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume18

Other

Other33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period15/4/1815/4/23

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Park, J., Jeong, B., Jeon, S., Han, S., Cho, J. D., & Ko, J. G. (2015). Understanding interactive interface design requirements for the visually impaired. In CHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Crossings (pp. 881-886). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings; Vol. 18). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2702613.2732810