Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the January issue of the SIGACCESS newsletter. This issue highlights the ACM ASSETS 2015 Conference. The first article written by the General and Program chairs, Yeliz Yesilada and Jeffrey Bigham, respectively, provides an overview of the conference. The following ten articles describe the research work of the students who attended the ASSETS 2015 Doctoral Consortium led by Giorgio Brajnik and Eelke Folmer.

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Acquisition of Spatial Environmental Information from Tactile Displays

Abstract: It is still recognized as a challenge task while blind and visually impaired people travel outdoor independently, even if there are a number of assistive mobility aids available. In addition to building universal facilities in urban and rural environments for them, it is essential to develop novel mobility assistive technologies and systems to satisfy their increasing demands for mobility. To investigate those demands, an international survey with 106 blind and visually impaired people from …

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