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May 2019 WWW '19: The World Wide Web Conference
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People with visual impairments often rely on screen readers when interacting with computer systems. Increasingly, these individuals also make extensive use of voice-based virtual assistants (VAs). We conducted a survey of 53 people who are legally blind to identify the strengths and weaknesses of both technologies, as well as the ...
Keywords: Virtual assistants, accessibility, screen readers, voice search

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May 2019 CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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The home is filled with a rich diversity of sounds from mundane beeps and whirs to dog barks and children's shouts. In this paper, we examine how deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) people think about and relate to sounds in the home, solicit feedback and reactions to initial domestic ...
Keywords: deaf and hard of hearing, smart home, sound awareness

3 published by ACM
May 2019 CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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To investigate preferences for mobile and wearable sound awareness systems, we conducted an online survey with 201 DHH participants. The survey explores how demographic factors affect perceptions of sound awareness technologies, gauges interest in specific sounds and sound characteristics, solicits reactions to three design scenarios (smartphone, smartwatch, head-mounted display) and ...
Keywords: deaf, hard of hearing, hearing loss, mobile, online survey, sound awareness, user study, wearable

4 published by ACM
October 2018 CSCW '18: Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
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Voice interfaces such as in-home and mobile digital assistants, mobile screen readers, and chatbots are tools that can support communication, collaboration, and information seeking, and are becoming increasingly commonplace. Because they don't require the motor skills needed for text input through a keyboard, the barriers of entry and use for ...
Keywords: accessibility, disability, older adults, speech, voice

5 published by ACM
October 2018 ASSETS '18: Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
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Prior work has explored communication challenges faced by people who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) and the potential role of new captioning and support technologies to address these challenges; however, the focus has been on stationary contexts such as group meetings and lectures. In this paper, we present ...
Keywords: augmented reality, conversations, deaf and hard of hearing, head-mounted display, moving, real-time captioning

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October 2018 ASSETS '18: Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
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Color identification tools do not identify visual patterns or allow users to quickly inspect multiple locations, which are both important for identifying clothing. We are exploring the use of a finger-based camera that allows users to query clothing colors and patterns by touch. Previously, we demonstrated the feasibility of this ...
Keywords: pattern recognition, visually impaired users, wearables

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October 2018 ASSETS '18: Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
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Augmented reality (AR) systems that enhance visual capabilities could make text and other fine details more accessible for low vision users, improving independence and quality of life. Prior work has begun to investigate the potential of assistive AR, but recent advancements enable new AR visualizations and interactions not yet explored ...
Keywords: assistive technology, augmented reality, low vision, magnification, visual impairment, wearables

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May 2018 DIS '18 Companion: Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems
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We explore an augmented reality (AR) approach to real-time captioning for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. In contrast to traditional captioning, which uses an external, fixed display (e.g., laptop or large screen), our approach allows users to manipulate the shape, number and placement of captions in 3D ...
Keywords: augmented reality, deaf, real-time captioning

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April 2018 CHI '18: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 13,   Downloads (12 Months): 200,   Downloads (Overall): 230

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Speech has become an increasingly common means of text input, from smartphones and smartwatches to voice-based intelligent personal assistants. However, reviewing the recognized text to identify and correct errors is a challenge when no visual feedback is available. In this paper, we first quantify and describe the speech recognition errors ...
Keywords: audio-only interaction, error correction, eyes-free use, speech dictation, synthesized speech, text entry

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April 2018 CHI '18: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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From an accessibility perspective, voice-controlled, home-based intelligent personal assistants (IPAs) have the potential to greatly expand speech interaction beyond dictation and screen reader output. To examine the accessibility of off-the-shelf IPAs (e.g., Amazon Echo) and to understand how users with disabilities are making use of these devices, we conducted two ...
Keywords: accessibility, conversational interfaces, disability, intelligent personal assistants, speech

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April 2018 CHI '18: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Smartwatches are always-available, provide quick access to information in a mobile setting, and can collect continuous health and fitness data. However, the small interaction space of these wearables may pose challenges for people with upper body motor impairments. To investigate accessible smartwatch interactions for this user group, we conducted two ...
Keywords: accessibility, elicitation study, interactions, motor impairments, smartwatches, wearables

12 published by ACM
March 2018 IUI '18: 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
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Human-in-the-loop topic modeling allows users to guide the creation of topic models and to improve model quality without having to be experts in topic modeling algorithms. Prior work in this area has focused either on algorithmic implementation without understanding how users actually wish to improve the model or on user ...

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January 2018 ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing: Issue 120, January 2018
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This year was the 19th edition of the ACM SIGACCESS International Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2017), which took place in October in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The ASSETS conference is the premier computing research conference exploring the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people ...

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January 2018 Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies: Volume 1 Issue 4, December 2017
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On-body interaction, which employs the user's own body as an interactive surface, offers several advantages over existing touchscreen devices: always-available control, an expanded input space, and additional proprioceptive and tactile cues that support non-visual use. While past work has explored a variety of approaches such as wearable depth cameras, bio-acoustics, ...
Keywords: Accessibility, Blind and Low-Vision Users, Computer Vision Applications, Gesture Recognition, On-body input, Skin Texture Classification, Wearable sensors

15 published by ACM
October 2017 ASSETS '17: Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
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Precisely guiding a blind person's hand can be useful for a range of applications from tracing printed text to learning and understanding shapes and gestures. In this paper, we evaluate wrist-worn haptics as a directional hand guide. We implemented and evaluated the following haptic wristband variations: (1) four versus eight ...
Keywords: accessibility, blind user, haptic feedback, haptic wristband, wearable computing

16 published by ACM
October 2017 ASSETS '17: Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
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Recent technical advances have enabled new wearable augmented reality (AR) solutions that can aid people with visual impairments (VI) in their everyday lives. Here, we investigate an AR-based magnification solution that combines a small finger-worn camera with a transparent augmented reality display (the Microsoft Hololens). The image from the camera ...
Keywords: assistive technology, augmented reality, magnification, reading printed text, visually impaired, wearable computing

17 published by ACM
October 2017 ASSETS '17: Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
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For screenreader users who are blind or visually impaired (VI), today's mobile devices, while reasonably accessible, are not necessarily efficient. This inefficiency may be especially problematic for microinteractions, which are brief but high-frequency interactions that take only a few seconds for sighted users to complete (e.g., checking the weather or ...
Keywords: microinteraction, mobile, on-body interaction, visual impairments, wearable technology

18 published by ACM
October 2017 ASSETS '17: Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
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We investigate clothing color and visual texture recognition using images from a finger-mounted camera to support people with visual impairments. Our approach mitigates issues with distance and lighting that can impact the accuracy of existing color and texture recognizers and allows for easy touch-based interrogation to better understand clothing appearance. ...
Keywords: blind, texture recognition, visually impaired, wearables

19 published by ACM
October 2017 ASSETS '17: Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
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Citation Count: 3
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Tactile overlays with audio annotations can increase the accessibility of touchscreens for blind users; however, preparing these overlays is complex and labor intensive. We introduce TacTILE, a novel toolchain to more easily create tactile overlays with audio annotations for arbitrary touchscreen graphics (e.g., graphs, pictures, maps). The workflow includes: (i) ...
Keywords: 3d printing, accessible graphics, blind users, speech, tactile overlays, touchscreens., visual impairments

20 published by ACM
May 2017 PervasiveHealth '17: Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
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The ability to share automatically tracked health and fitness behaviors has yielded benefits ranging from increasing user motivation to providing therapists with greater insight into their patients' progress. While past work on sharing this data has primarily focused on users with typical motor abilities, features are now emerging in mainstream ...
Keywords: mobility impairments, support groups, accessibility, fitness, online communities, self-tracking, wearable devices, personal informatics, therapists



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