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9IPT: Sensory Impairment

posted Aug 14, 2011, 4:23 PM by Eddie Woo
We take a lot for granted if we have full vision and hearing. The displaying process is the right time for us to consider the implications that sensory disabilities have on information systems. 
  1. Brainstorm day-to-day situations where information delivery is customised or adapted to accommodate those with various kinds of sensory impairment.
  2. Outline the features present on a normal computer (both hardware and software) designed to assist visually impaired (not necessarily blind) end users.
  3. Explain how a Braille refreshable display enables visually impaired users to interact with a computer.
  4. Outline the operation and effects of a Braille embosser.
  5. Experiment with the TTS system on a computer and identify some of the limitations of speech synthesis.
  6. Investigate audio induction loops and describe how they assist hearing-impaired users.