DePIC at Visually-impaired musicians’ lives conference

We presented our research at the Visually-impaired musicians’ lives conference, which was held at UCL Institute of Education on 10-11 March 2015. The conference brought together a  very diverse group of participants, whose activities are related to music and visual impairments. Blind musicians and audio producers of course, but also artists, teachers and practitioners working with visually impaired pupils, entrepreneurs working in accessible technology and researchers such as ourselves. Continue reading “DePIC at Visually-impaired musicians’ lives conference”

How could smartphones be easier to use when we can’t look at the screen?

Touch-screens are increasingly ubiquitous in our lives, not just in the smart phones and tablets that we use almost unthinkingly, but also when we pay for our shopping at a self-service checkout, when we buy a train ticket, and in any number of other situations.

tabletyFor many people and in many situations touchscreens are the easiest way to interact with a device, but what about when we can’t easily look at the device or if the user is visually impaired? We are interested in exploring the ways in which auditory and tactile cues can help to solve these problems and how they affect the user-experience. Continue reading “How could smartphones be easier to use when we can’t look at the screen?”

(Video) Interview with Faculti

Interview with Faculti, an online learning platform that offers free video insights of the latest academic research, on work I did while at Queen Mary University of London on the use of multimodal and crossmoal interactive technology to support blind and visually impaired computer users, particularly when they collaborate with other people Continue reading “(Video) Interview with Faculti”