Specification of symbols used in audio-tactile maps for individuals with blindness

Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Konstantinos Charitakis, Eleni Koustriava, Lefkothea Kartasidou, Efstratios Stylianidis, Georgios Kouroupetroglou, Suad Sakalli Gumus, Karin Müller, Engin Yilmaz

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Abstract

The implementation of multisensory environments in the field of map construction for individuals with visual impairments can be a challenging area for both users and designers of orientation and mobility aids. Audio-tactile maps can utilize a large amount of spatial information represented by audio symbols, tactile symbols, audio-tactile symbols (combined) and Braille labels. In regard to audio-tactile maps an important clarification needs to be elaborated and in particular what needs to be carefully examined is the basic query of which information should be presented in haptic mode and which information should be presented in audio or audio-haptic mode. In practice this means that a reasoned process of defining the appropriate symbols for audio-tactile maps should be implemented. The fundamental aim of project “ATMAPS” - Specification of symbols used on Audio-Tactile Maps for individuals with blindness” presented in this paper is the specification of symbols to be used in audio-tactile maps for individuals with blindness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 15th International Conference, ICCHP 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages160-167
Number of pages8
Volume9759
ISBN (Print)9783319412665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2016 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 13 Jul 201615 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9759
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2016
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period13/07/1615/07/16

Keywords

  • Audio-tactile map
  • Audio-tactile symbol
  • Blind
  • Visual impairment

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    Papadopoulos, K., Charitakis, K., Koustriava, E., Kartasidou, L., Stylianidis, E., Kouroupetroglou, G., Sakalli Gumus, S., Müller, K., & Yilmaz, E. (2016). Specification of symbols used in audio-tactile maps for individuals with blindness. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 15th International Conference, ICCHP 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9759, pp. 160-167). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9759). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41267-2_22