Tuesday 21 October 2008

Paper Available

Our paper is now available in the ACM Electronic Library. If you're unable to access it there you can send me an email or a message here and I'll get a copy to you. Please send an email to G.White at my university, sussex.ac.uk

Here are example citation data,

White, G. R., Fitzpatrick, G., and McAllister, G. 2008. Toward accessible 3D virtual environments for the blind and visually impaired. In Proceedings of the 3rd international Conference on Digital interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (Athens, Greece, September 10 - 12, 2008). DIMEA '08, vol. 349. ACM, New York, NY, 134-141. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1413634.1413663

author = {Gareth R. White and Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Graham McAllister},
title = {Toward accessible 3D virtual environments for the blind and visually impaired},
booktitle = {DIMEA '08: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts},
year = {2008},
isbn = {978-1-60558-248-1},
pages = {134--141},
location = {Athens, Greece},
doi = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1413634.1413663},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
abstract = {3D virtual environments are increasingly used for education, business and recreation but are often inaccessible to users who are visually impaired, effectively creating a digital divide. Interviews with 8 visually impaired expert users were conducted to guide design proposals, and a review of current research into haptics and 3D sound for auditory displays is presented with suggestions for navigation and feedback techniques to address these accessibility issues. The diversity and volatility of the environment makes Second Life an unusually complex research object, suggesting the applicability of our work for the field of HCI and accessibility in 3D virtual environments.}