Title

A Graphical User Interface for the Visually Impaired - an Evaluation

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Canadian Center of Science and Education

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer & Security Science/eHealth

RAS ID

10204

Comments

This article was originally published as: Veal, D. R., & Maj, S. P. (2010). A Graphical User Interface for the Visually Impaired - an evaluation. Modern Applied Science, 4(12), 83-89. Original article available here

Abstract

The majority of visually impaired blind and deafblind people retain some degree of residual vision. Software called Dynamic Pattern System (DPS) was developed to utilize this residual vision by generating a range of different patterns, colors and shapes unique to each individual’s residual vision – called a pattern set. This pattern set can then be mapped to printable alphanumeric characters. Limited trials with the visually impaired suggested DPS may have value. This paper is a more detailed evaluation of DPS undertaken by a normally sighted person using low vision simulators that mimic different visual handicap conditions.

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