Towards developing assistive haptic feedback for visually impaired internet users
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Citation of Original PublicationKuber, Ravi; Yu, Wai; McAllister, Graham; Towards developing assistive haptic feedback for visually impaired internet users; CHI '07: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2007, Pages 1525–1534; https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/1240624.1240854
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Haptic technologies are thought to have the potential to help blind individuals overcome the challenges experienced when accessing the Web. This paper proposes a structured participatory-based approach for developing targeted haptic sensations for purposes of web page exploration, and reports preliminary results showing how HTML elements can be represented through the use of force-feedback. Findings are then compared with mappings from previous studies, demonstrating the need for providing tailored haptic sensations for blind Internet users. This research aims to culminate in a framework, encompassing a vocabulary of haptic sensations with accompanying recommendations for designers to reference when developing inclusive web solutions.