BloNo: A New Mobile Text-Entry Interface for the Visually Impaired

  title={BloNo: A New Mobile Text-Entry Interface for the Visually Impaired},
  author={Paulo Lago{\'a} and Pedro F. Santana and Tiago Jo{\~a}o Vieira Guerreiro and Daniel Gonçalves and Joaquim A. Jorge},
We present a new mobile text-entry method that relies on alphabet navigation and dismisses memorizing, offering visually impaired individuals an easy writing mechanism. Current mobile text-entry interfaces are not suitable for blind users and special braille devices are too heavy, large and cumbersome to be used in a mobile context. With the enormous growth of mobile communications and applications it was urgent to offer visually impaired individuals the ability to operate this kind of devices… CONTINUE READING
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