Human-Computer Interaction: Ergonomics and User Interfaces - Vol. 1

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retained. Figure 2 shows an example of Braille printing on a document retaining the text position. Thereby the user will make use of the mark-up facilities as described in the upper chapter.

Figure 2: Braille printing on a document retaining the text position


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Conclusions

Document processing for non-visual presentation can be based on a combination of both auditory feedback, tactile notation and high-resolution tactile presentation. Through interactive analysis of documents recognition of text and graphics can possible be improved by a blind person. Instead of an automatic method a semi-automatic method can increase accessibility to fax documents.

An ongoing field study by various user organisations throughout Europe allows now to evaluate our assumptions using a prototype setup. This will help to get a clearer understanding of the speed of teaming the tactile mark-up procedure.


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Acknowledgments

This work has been supported by the European Commission, DG XIII (TIDE), and project PRINT. We specially want to thank Prof. Giessner, FH Augsburg for preparing initial tactile printouts.


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References

Puck, T.: Tactile Image Processing with TACFAX, Proceedings of CSUN 13th Annual Conference ( Los Angeles, March 17-21, 1998), in print.

Weber, G. ( 1987). Gestures as a means for the blind to interact with a computer, in Bullinger, H.-J. (ed.) Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT'87, North Holland:Amsterdam, pp.593-595.

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