User-Interface Modelling for Blind Users

Alonso Amo, Fernando and Fuertes Castro, José Luis and González Martínez, Angel Lucas and Martínez Normand, Loïc (2008). User-Interface Modelling for Blind Users. "Lecture Notes In Computer Science", v. 5105 ; pp. 789-796. ISSN 0302-9743.


Title: User-Interface Modelling for Blind Users
  • Alonso Amo, Fernando
  • Fuertes Castro, José Luis
  • González Martínez, Angel Lucas
  • Martínez Normand, Loïc
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Lecture Notes In Computer Science
Date: July 2008
Volume: 5105
Freetext Keywords: human, computer interfaces, blind user interface model, accessible user interfaces
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The design of a user interface usable by blind people sets specific usability requirements that are unnecessary for sighted users. These requirements focus on task adequacy, dimensional trade-off, behaviour equivalence, semantic loss avoidance and device-independency. Consequently, the development of human-computer interfaces (HCI) that are based on task, domain, dialog, presentation, platform and user models has to be modified to take into account these requirements. This paper presents a user interface model for blind people, which incorporates these usability requirements into the above HCI models. A frame-work implementing the model has been developed and implemented in an electronic speaking bilingual software environment for blind or visually impaired people and in an educational system for children with special educational needs.

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