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A generic approach for augmenting tactile diagrams with spatial non-speech sounds

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A generic approach for augmenting tactile diagrams with spatial non-speech sounds
Blind or visually impaired users typically access diagrams in the tactile medium. This paper describes TouchMelody, a system designed for augmenting such existing diagrams with 3D spatial auditory information to increase their usefulness, information content and reduce tactile clutter. The motivation for this system, an overview of its development and early experiences are presented. The two major technologies used are the Polhemus FASTRAK and the LakeDSP CP4 to facilitate the creation of a directly manipulatable dynamic 3D spatial soundscape. Keywords Tactile diagrams, sound enhancement, spatial sound
Rameshsharma Ramloll, Stephen A. Brewster
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where CHI
Authors Rameshsharma Ramloll, Stephen A. Brewster
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