The today and tomorrow of Braille learning

J. Guerreiro, D. Gonçalves, D. Marques, T. Guerreiro, H. Nicolau, K. Montague

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Abstract

Despite the overwhelming emergence of accessible digital technologies, Braille still plays a role in providing blind people with access to content. Nevertheless, many fail to see the benefits of nurturing Braille, particularly given the time and effort required to achieve proficiency. Our research focuses on maximizing access and motivation to learn and use Braille. We present initial insights from 5 interviews with blind people, comprising of Braille instructors and students, where we characterize the learning process and usage of Braille. Based on our findings, we have identified a set of opportunities around Braille education. Moreover, we devised scenarios, and built hardware and software solutions to motivate discovery and retention of Braille literacy. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013 - Bellevue, WA, United States
Duration: 21 Oct 201323 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013

Conference

Conference15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityBellevue, WA
Period21/10/1323/10/13

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