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Designing Accessible Nonvisual Maps

Biggs, Brandon (2019) Designing Accessible Nonvisual Maps. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Biggs, Brandon

Access to nonvisual maps has long required special equipment and training to use; Google Maps, ESRI, and other commonly used digital maps are completely visual and thus inaccessible to people with visual impairments. This project presents the design and evaluation of an easy to use digital auditory map and 3D model interactive map. A co-design was also undertaken to discover tools for an ideal nonvisual navigational experience. Baseline results of both studies are presented so future work can improve on the designs. The user evaluation revealed that both prototypes were moderately easy to use. An ideal nonvisual navigational experience, according to these participants, consists of both an accurate turn by turn navigational system, and an interactive map. Future work needs to focus on the development of appropriate tools to enable this ideal experience.

Date: April 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inclusive Design, Accessible, Map, Digital, Nonvisual, Auditory, Tactile, Interface, Display, Blind, Visually Impaired, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Sonification,
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 17:29
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 22:00
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2606

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