HapticRiaMaps: towards interactive exploration of web world maps for the visually impaired

@inproceedings{Kaklanis2011HapticRiaMapsTI,
  title={HapticRiaMaps: towards interactive exploration of web world maps for the visually impaired},
  author={Nikolaos Kaklanis and Konstantinos Votis and Panagiotis Moschonas and Dimitrios Tzovaras},
  booktitle={W4A},
  year={2011}
}
Existing information on the Web and especially maps are graphically-orientated and in most cases visually impaired users have very restricted access and find it difficult to recognize this kind of visual representation. For visually impaired people and especially for blind users alternative information presentation ways must be found, which would replace visual information. We investigate the potential role of haptics in augmenting the visualization of maps exist on the Web. HapticRiaMaps is a… CONTINUE READING

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