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Enhancing Independence and Safety for Blind and Deaf-Blind Public Transit Riders
 

Summary: 1
Enhancing Independence and Safety for Blind and
Deaf-Blind Public Transit Riders
Shiri Azenkot, Sanjana Prasain, Alan Borning, Emily Fortuna,
Richard E. Ladner, Jacob O. Wobbrock
Computer Science and Engineering,
The Information School
DUB Group
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington USA 98195
{shiri, prasains, borning, fortuna, ladner}@cs.washington.edu, wobbrock@uw.edu
ABSTRACT
Blind and deaf-blind people often rely on public transit for
everyday mobility, but using transit can be challenging for
them. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 13
blind and deaf-blind people to understand how they use
public transit and what human values were important to
them in this domain. Two key values were identified:
independence and safety. We developed GoBraille, two
related Braille-based applications that provide information

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences