Facade: Auto-generating Tactile Interfaces to Appliances

@article{Guo2016FacadeAT,
  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},
  journal={Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility},
  year={2016}
}
  • Anhong GuoJeeeun Kim Jeffrey P. Bigham
  • Published 23 October 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
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… 

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