Presentation 2021-12-09
Development and Evaluation of an Online Map for People with Low Vision
Gakuto Narita, Tetsuya Watanabe,
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Abstract(in English) To make the map easier to read for people with low vision, we created an online map with a black background, white roads and railroads, and yellow text in the map. The evaluation of this map by people with low vision showed the easiness of the selected color scheme. At the same time, we received requests for functions that would allow users to change the text and color scheme in the map by themselves, and to highlight transportation facilities. Therefore, we added a function that allows users to edit the show/hide of texts, roads, and railroads in the map, as well as the color scheme of the map, and implemented it as a web application. In the future, we will verify to what extent this application can improve the readability of maps for people with low vision.
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Keyword(in English) blind and visually impaired people / low vision / online map / Web application / color scheme
Paper # WIT2021-38
Date of Issue 2021-12-01 (WIT)

Conference Information
Committee WIT / HI-SIGACI
Conference Date 2021/12/8(2days)
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Place (in English) Online
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Topics (in English) Well-being Information Technology
Chair Shinji Sakou(Nagoya Inst. of Tech.)
Vice Chair Tomohiro Amemiya(Univ. of Tokyo)
Secretary Tomohiro Amemiya(Saitama Industrial Tech. Center) / (Teikyo Univ.)
Assistant Minako Hosono(AIST) / Aki Sugano(Nagoya Univ.) / Tomoyasu Komori(NHK)

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Language JPN
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
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Title (in English) Development and Evaluation of an Online Map for People with Low Vision
Sub Title (in English)
Keyword(1) blind and visually impaired people
Keyword(2) low vision
Keyword(3) online map
Keyword(4) Web application
Keyword(5) color scheme
1st Author's Name Gakuto Narita
1st Author's Affiliation Niigata University(Niigata Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Tetsuya Watanabe
2nd Author's Affiliation Niigata University(Niigata Univ.)
Date 2021-12-09
Paper # WIT2021-38
Volume (vol) vol.121
Number (no) WIT-287
Page pp.pp.34-39(WIT),
#Pages 6
Date of Issue 2021-12-01 (WIT)