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Communicating graphical information to blind users using music : the role of context

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posted on 22.05.2008, 11:25 by James L. Alty, Dimitrios I. Rigas
We describe the design and use of AUDIOGRAPH - a tool for investigating the use of music in the communication of graphical information to blind and partially sighted users. This paper examines the use of the system to communicate complex diagrams and gives some examples of user output. Performance is not as good as expected and it is postulated that context will play an important part in the perception of diagrams communicated using music. A set of experiments are reported which indicate that context does indeed seem to play an important role in assisting meaningful understanding of the diagrams communicated. The implications for using music in auditory interface design are discussed.

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  • Science

Department

  • Computer Science

Citation

ALTY, J.L. and RIGAS, D.I., 1998. Communicating graphical information to blind users using music : the role of context. IN: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, April 18 - 23, Los Angeles, California

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© ACM

Publication date

1998

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ISBN

0201309874

Language

en