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dc.contributor.authorAndrade, R
dc.contributor.authorBaker, S
dc.contributor.authorWaycott, J
dc.contributor.authorVetere, F
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-14T23:47:34Z
dc.date.available2021-02-14T23:47:34Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.isbn9781450361880
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/3292147.3292163
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/402097
dc.description.abstractThe graphics-intensive nature of most virtual environments (VEs) prevents many people with visual impairment from being able to successfully explore them. A percentage of the population of people with visual impairment are known to use echolocation -sound waves and their reflections- to better explore their surroundings. In this paper, we describe the development of an echolocation-enabled VE (Echo-House) and evaluate the feasibility of using echolocation as a novel technique to explore this environment. Results showed that echolocation gave participants an improved sense of space in the VE. However, the evaluation also identified a range of orientation and mobility issues and found that participants needed additional support to gain confidence in their use of echolocation in the VE. Our findings suggest that with proper support, echolocation has the potential to improve access to VEs for people who are blind or visually impaired by revealing features that would be otherwise inaccessible.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.publisherACM
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameOzCHI '18: 30th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleOzCHI '18: Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2018-12-05
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2018-12-07
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMelbourne, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom278
dc.relation.ispartofpageto289
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation and Computing Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchElectrical and Electronic Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode08
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0906
dc.titleEcho-house: Exploring a virtual environment by using echolocation
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAndrade, R; Baker, S; Waycott, J; Vetere, F, Echo-house: Exploring a virtual environment by using echolocation, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2018, pp. 278-289
dc.date.updated2021-02-14T23:44:33Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© ACM, 2018. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in OzCHI '18: Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, ISBN: 978-1-4503-6188-0, https://doi.org/10.1145/3292147.3292163
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gro.griffith.authorBaker, Steven


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