Presentation 2015-08-25
Tactile Map Automated Creation System in the Field
Tetsuya Watanabe, Toshimitsu Yamaguchi,
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Abstract(in English) To encourage the dissemination of our tactile map automated creation system and to gain the know-how in understandable tactile maps, we have been offering a tactile map creation service according to the demands of blind people and their helpers. This paper analyzes 120 tactile maps that were made in the five years from June 2010 to June 2015. Differences between cases in which maps were made use of in the life of blind people and those in which they were not show the requirements for understandable tactile maps and the users who can derive benefits from tactile maps. At the last part of this paper, a new tactile map creation system is described which was developed to modify the usability of the current system.
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Keyword(in English) Blind People / Tactile Map / Capsule Paper / Tactile Map Creation Service
Paper # WIT2015-41
Date of Issue 2015-08-18 (WIT)

Conference Information
Committee WIT
Conference Date 2015/8/25(2days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English) Shinshu University Faculty of Engineering
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English) Well-being Information Technology, etc.
Chair Kiyohiko Nunokawa(Tokyo International Univ.)
Vice Chair Chikamune Wada(Kyushu Inst. of Tech.)
Secretary Chikamune Wada(Nagoya Inst. of Tech.)
Assistant Tomohiro Amemiya(NTT) / Takeaki Shionome(Tsukuba Univ. of Tech.) / Manabi Miyagi(Tsukuba Univ. of Tech.)

Paper Information
Registration To Technical Committee on Well-being Information Technology
Language JPN
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Title (in English) Tactile Map Automated Creation System in the Field
Sub Title (in English) Tactile Map Creation Service and the Development of a New System
Keyword(1) Blind People
Keyword(2) Tactile Map
Keyword(3) Capsule Paper
Keyword(4) Tactile Map Creation Service
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.)
Date 2015-08-25
Paper # WIT2015-41
Volume (vol) vol.115
Number (no) WIT-193
Page pp.pp.27-32(WIT),
#Pages 6
Date of Issue 2015-08-18 (WIT)