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2019, 1(2): 233-239

Published Date:2019-4-20 DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.2096-5796.2019.0002

A study of multimodal interaction design based on touch and audition for the visually impaired


It studies multimodal interaction design based on touch and audition for the visually impaired and related assistive devices.
With the consideration of traditional multimodal hypothesis, cognition and multimodal interaction design, this study proposes a multimodal interaction modal based on touch and auditions for the visually impaired, illustrates information flows from tactile and auditory interaction interfaces, and conducts a blind user experiment under multimodal scenario to analyze the ability of user perception and cognition.
Under the multimodal interaction scenario, the visually impaired users achieved better user experience and higher recognition efficiency.
Discusses the design principles of blind assistive devices and their interactions by this interaction modal and user experience, guiding the explorations of blind assistive devices design. The visually impaired can enjoy the internet like us.


The visually impaired ; Sense of touch & hearing ; Multiple channel interaction ; Assistive device

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Yang JIAO, Jiangtao GONG, Yingqing XU. A study of multimodal interaction design based on touch and audition for the visually impaired. Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware, 2019, 1(2): 233-239 DOI:10.3724/SP.J.2096-5796.2019.0002


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