Facade: Auto-generating Tactile Interfaces to Appliances

  title={Facade: Auto-generating Tactile Interfaces to Appliances},
  author={Anhong Guo and Jeeeun Kim and Xiang 'Anthony' Chen and Tom Yeh and Scott E. Hudson and Jennifer Mankoff and Jeffrey P. Bigham},
Digital keypads have proliferated on common appliances, from microwaves and refrigerators to printers and remote controls. For blind people, such interfaces are inaccessible. We conducted a formative study with 6 blind people which demonstrated a need for custom designs for tactile labels without dependence on sighted assistance. To address this need, we introduce Facade - a crowdsourced fabrication pipeline to make physical interfaces accessible by adding a 3D printed augmentation of tactile… CONTINUE READING

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