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Presentation 2014-03-07 13:00
A Survey on the Use of Cell Phones, Smartphones, and Tablets among People with Visual Impairments 2013
Tetsuya Watanabe, Toshimitsu Yamaguchi (Niigata Univ.), Kazunori Minatani (DNC) WIT2013-71
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) A survey was conducted on the use of ICT by visually impaired people. Among 304 respondents, 246 people used cell phones, 81 smartphones, 44 tablets, and 290 personal computers. People with grade 1 disability used cell phones with a higher rate and, on the contrary, smartphones and tablets with a lower rate compared with people with grade 2 or lower. To ease the use of ICT devices, most people with grade 1 disability used screen reading while as people with grade 2 or lower used screen magnifying, high contrast, magnified fonts along with screen reading. Merits of using smartphones and tablets for people with low vision were maps, train route finders, and legible screens and for blind people object recognition apps. Problems in using smartphones and tablets were difficulty in typing on and operating touchscreens both.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Visually Impaired People / Cell Phones / Smartphones / Tablets / User Survey / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 113, no. 481, WIT2013-71, pp. 25-30, March 2014.
Paper # WIT2013-71 
Date of Issue 2014-02-28 (WIT) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee WIT  
Conference Date 2014-03-07 - 2014-03-08 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Kasuga Campus, Tsukuba University of Technology 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Well-being Information Technology, etc. 
Paper Information
Registration To WIT 
Conference Code 2014-03-WIT 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) A Survey on the Use of Cell Phones, Smartphones, and Tablets among People with Visual Impairments 2013 
Sub Title (in English)  
Keyword(1) Visually Impaired People  
Keyword(2) Cell Phones  
Keyword(3) Smartphones  
Keyword(4) Tablets  
Keyword(5) User Survey  
1st Author's Name Tetsuya Watanabe  
1st Author's Affiliation Niigata University (Niigata Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Toshimitsu Yamaguchi  
2nd Author's Affiliation Niigata University (Niigata Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Kazunori Minatani  
3rd Author's Affiliation National Center for University Entrance Examinations (DNC)
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Date Time 2014-03-07 13:00:00 
Presentation Time 25 
Registration for WIT 
Paper # IEICE-WIT2013-71 
Volume (vol) IEICE-113 
Number (no) no.481 
Page pp.25-30 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-WIT-2014-02-28 

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