Tactile Graphics with a Voice

@article{Baker2016TactileGW,
  title={Tactile Graphics with a Voice},
  author={Catherine M. Baker and Lauren R. Milne and Ryan Drapeau and Jeffrey Scofield and Cynthia L. Bennett and Richard E. Ladner},
  journal={TACCESS},
  year={2016},
  volume={8},
  pages={3:1-3:22}
}
We discuss the development of Tactile Graphics with a Voice (TGV), a system used to access label information in tactile graphics using QR codes. Blind students often rely on tactile graphics to access textbook images. Many textbook images have a large number of text labels that need to be made accessible. In order to do so, we propose TGV, which uses QR codes to replace the text, as an alternative to Braille. The codes are read with a smartphone application. We evaluated the system with a… CONTINUE READING

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