Blind drawing: investigation into screen location tracking for computer aided interactive drawing

Fernando, Sandra (2015) Blind drawing: investigation into screen location tracking for computer aided interactive drawing. In: ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing.

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Abstract / Description

One of the main problems faced by blind learners is lack of drawing technologies that support images and diagram drawing without the help of a sighted support worker. Even though some technologies have been experimented in the past, blind learners have not been keen on tactile drawing due to: the difficulty of the drawing task, the length of time taken to complete a simple task and the inefficiency of the drawing experience. This paper presents a blind drawing technology that introduces a drawing technique with screen navigation, sectioning and sizing. This will provide blind learner with an interactive drawing environment, which will improve the understanding of a concept or, a subject matter. It will contribute to the improvement of the overall quality of learning and drawing experience by mapping their mind images into objects and spatial information. This technique promotes an interactive and easy drawing environment to build objects, associations, layout information by zooming, navigation, and grouping. It will lead to future possibilities such as 3D world modelling, printing and multisensory integration of inputs and output methods.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: people with Microphthalmia (small eyes); people with Anophthalmia (no eyes); blind people; partially sighted people; blind drawing technology and system; blind drawing technologies; computer aided interactive drawing
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Bal Virdee
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 09:50
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 09:50


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