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Sighted eye for the blind guy: providing personalized responses to visual questions

Sighted eye for the blind guy: providing personalized responses to visual questions Sighted Eye for the Blind Guy: Providing Personalized Responses to Visual Questions Michele A. Williams UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 mawilliams@umbc.edu Abstract Technology has fostered many opportunities for increased independence for people with vision impairments, often making visual information available (such as screen readers announcing on-screen text). However, not all entities are made accessible simply by translating visual information into another medium. Many situations present questions that are complex, context-filled, and require personalized responses often based on feedback from others. Our research has encountered such challenges in two specific domains: fashion and pedestrian navigation. Though inroads for providing personalized responses are being made via question-asking and social networking Internet systems and other collaborative technologies, there is no clear ideal solution for facilitating personalized question asking. Thus our work intends to contribute a typology of questions and propose the best technological solutions to help facilitate reliable, trusted responses. Introduction Our prior work has studied two universal and ubiquitous aspects of everyday life from the perspective of people with vision impairments: fashion and navigation. Participants in our previous studies have been able to function sufficiently with tasks such as dressing, shopping, and finding new locations, but shared continual http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing Association for Computing Machinery

Sighted eye for the blind guy: providing personalized responses to visual questions

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2014 by ACM Inc.
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1558-2337
DOI
10.1145/2591357.2591367
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Sighted Eye for the Blind Guy: Providing Personalized Responses to Visual Questions Michele A. Williams UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 mawilliams@umbc.edu Abstract Technology has fostered many opportunities for increased independence for people with vision impairments, often making visual information available (such as screen readers announcing on-screen text). However, not all entities are made accessible simply by translating visual information into another medium. Many situations present questions that are complex, context-filled, and require personalized responses often based on feedback from others. Our research has encountered such challenges in two specific domains: fashion and pedestrian navigation. Though inroads for providing personalized responses are being made via question-asking and social networking Internet systems and other collaborative technologies, there is no clear ideal solution for facilitating personalized question asking. Thus our work intends to contribute a typology of questions and propose the best technological solutions to help facilitate reliable, trusted responses. Introduction Our prior work has studied two universal and ubiquitous aspects of everyday life from the perspective of people with vision impairments: fashion and navigation. Participants in our previous studies have been able to function sufficiently with tasks such as dressing, shopping, and finding new locations, but shared continual

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ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and ComputingAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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