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Towards Building Cyber-Human Systems for Individuals with Visual Impairment

Abstract A lot of strides have been made in enabling technologies to aid individuals with visual impairment live an independent life. The advent of smart devices and participatory web has especially facilitated the possibility of new interactions to aide everyday tasks. Current systems however tend to be complex and require multiple cumbersome devices which invariably come with steep learning curves. Building new cyber-human systems with simple integrated interfaces while keeping in mind the specific requirements of the target users would help alleviate their mundane yet significant daily needs. Navigation is one such significant need that forms an integral part of everyday life and is one of the areas where individuals with visual impairment face ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Paladugu, Devi Archana (Author) / Li, Baoxin (Advisor) / Hedgpeth, Terri (Committee member) / Atkinson, Robert (Committee member) / Walker, Erin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Computer engineering / accessibility / Blind / design / navigation / system / technology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 177 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Computer Science 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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