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Supporting object-level exploration of artworks by touch for people with visual impairments

Title
Supporting object-level exploration of artworks by touch for people with visual impairments
Authors
Kwon N.Koh Y.Oh U.
Ewha Authors
오유란
Issue Date
2019
Journal Title
ASSETS 2019 - 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Citation
ASSETS 2019 - 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, pp. 600 - 602
Keywords
Art paintingsExplore-by-touchImage understandingVisual impairment
Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
Indexed
SCOPUS scopus
Document Type
Conference Paper
Abstract
One of the reasons that people with visual impairments have difficulties in enjoying artworks is the limited number of accessible artworks. To enable people with visual impairments to explore and understand various artworks independently, we built a touchscreen-based mobile application as a prototype focusing on 2D paintings which plays object-level verbal descriptions upon users' touch. To confirm the needs and to collect initial feedback from potential users of such a system, we conducted an exploratory study with 8 participants with visual impairments using the prototype as a design probe. Overall, participants appreciated the prototype as they can learn artworks with less physical and time constraints while listening for details of contents as they explore each painting by touch. © 2019 Copyright held by the owner/author(s).
DOI
10.1145/3308561.3354620
ISBN
9781450366762
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엘텍공과대학 > 컴퓨터공학과 > Journal papers
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