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Guidelines for Designing Inclusive User Interfaces For People with Visual Impairments

Tak, Monika (2022) Guidelines for Designing Inclusive User Interfaces For People with Visual Impairments. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Tak, Monika
Abstract:

There are a lot of people around the world who have access to a good smartphone but cannot make full use of it because they have some form of disability. These days a good mobile is not a privilege but rather a necessity and being able to use it entirely can unlock doors we’ve never imagined. People with visual impairment often find it difficult to interact with various user interfaces.
The objective of this research was to learn how visually impaired individuals interact with smartphone interfaces and understand the barriers they face in order to come up with guidelines for designing inclusive user interfaces. A series of interviews with four visually impaired adults provided insights to understand the barriers faced on a daily basis when it comes to interacting with smartphone interfaces. Their inputs resulted in 1) newly designed guidelines that address the gaps in the current design system and 2) a wireframe design for a smartphone app that shows the implemented guidelines. The scope of this research study is to design guidelines for making smartphone interfaces and apps accessed through smartphones accessible for users with visual impairments.

Date: 11 May 2022
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 13 May 2022 17:39
Last Modified: 13 May 2022 17:39
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3743

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