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AI assistive technology for extending sighted guiding

AI assistive technology for extending sighted guiding Prior work on AI-enabled assistive technology (AT) for people with visual impairments (VI) has treated navigation largely as an independent activity. Consequently, much effort has focused on providing individual users with wayfinding details about the environment, including information on distances, proximity, obstacles, and landmarks. However, independence is also achieved by people with VI through interacting with others, such as through sighted guiding in navigation. Drawing on the concept of interdependence, this research aims to (1) present an exemplary case of interdependence and draw out important implications for designing AI-enabled AT; (2) propose and evaluate a prototype that enhances social interactions in sighted guiding and aids navigation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing Association for Computing Machinery

AI assistive technology for extending sighted guiding

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Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2021 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s)
ISSN
1558-2337
eISSN
1558-1187
DOI
10.1145/3458055.3458062
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Abstract

Prior work on AI-enabled assistive technology (AT) for people with visual impairments (VI) has treated navigation largely as an independent activity. Consequently, much effort has focused on providing individual users with wayfinding details about the environment, including information on distances, proximity, obstacles, and landmarks. However, independence is also achieved by people with VI through interacting with others, such as through sighted guiding in navigation. Drawing on the concept of interdependence, this research aims to (1) present an exemplary case of interdependence and draw out important implications for designing AI-enabled AT; (2) propose and evaluate a prototype that enhances social interactions in sighted guiding and aids navigation.

Journal

ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and ComputingAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Mar 21, 2021

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