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Software developers who are blind and interact with the computer non-visually face unique challenges with information retrieval. We explore the use of speech and Braille combined with software to provide an improved interface to aid with challenges associated with information retrieval. We motivate our design on common tasks performed by students in a software development course using a Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages (MIPS) architecture simulation tool. We test our interface via a single-subject longitudinal study, and we measure and show improvement in both the user’s performance and the user experience.
Salivia, Guarionex J.; Million, Flint D.; and Bening, Megan E.
"Exploring User Interface Improvements for Software Developers who are Blind,"
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities: Vol. 23
1, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jsesd/vol23/iss1/15