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Multimodal Kinect-Supported Interaction for Visually Impaired Users

Gross, Richard and Bockholt, Ulrich and Biersack, Ernst W. and Kuijper, Arjan (2013):
Multimodal Kinect-Supported Interaction for Visually Impaired Users.
In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS); 8009, pp. 500-509, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Part I, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39188-0₅₄,
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Abstract

This paper discusses Kreader, a proof-of-concept for a new interface for blind or visually impaired users to have text read to them. We use the Kinect device to track the user`s body. All feedback is presented with auditory cues, while a minimal visual interface can be turned on optionally. Interface elements are organized in a list manner and placed ego-centric, in relation to the user's body. Moving around in the room does not change the element's location. Hence visually impaired users can utilize their "body-sense" to find elements. Two test sessions were used to evaluate Kreader. We think the results are encouraging and provide a solid foundation for future research into such an interface, that can be navigated by sighted and visually impaired users.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2013
Creators: Gross, Richard and Bockholt, Ulrich and Biersack, Ernst W. and Kuijper, Arjan
Title: Multimodal Kinect-Supported Interaction for Visually Impaired Users
Language: English
Abstract:

This paper discusses Kreader, a proof-of-concept for a new interface for blind or visually impaired users to have text read to them. We use the Kinect device to track the user`s body. All feedback is presented with auditory cues, while a minimal visual interface can be turned on optionally. Interface elements are organized in a list manner and placed ego-centric, in relation to the user's body. Moving around in the room does not change the element's location. Hence visually impaired users can utilize their "body-sense" to find elements. Two test sessions were used to evaluate Kreader. We think the results are encouraging and provide a solid foundation for future research into such an interface, that can be navigated by sighted and visually impaired users.

Series Name: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS); 8009
Publisher: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multimodal user interfaces, Speech based interfaces, Gesture based interaction, Impaired users, Kinect
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
Event Title: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Part I
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 11:16
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39188-0₅₄
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