Announce objects in the local area on a key press or automatically.
For those who use screen readers or who have cognitive disabilities, allow them to limit the amount of data that is received at one time. For a screenreader, this may mean limiting the described items to a “virtual horizon,” or describing only certain types of objects. For those with cognitive disabilities, this may mean eliminating unnecessary information from their view, such as virtual wall decorations or items that are far in the distance.
Discussion by Disabilities
- Allows users who are blind or have low vision to use all the functionality of virtual worlds through an audio interface.
- Limiting data to the local area allows people who are blind to interact with the items around them through an audio interface, without being overwhelmed by data or objects that are too far away from the user to be relevant.
Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Related Research and Papers
- Untangling the Web: Exploring Methods of Accessing Virtual Worlds – Carter, W., Corona, G. (2008)
- Non-speech input and speech recognition for real-time control of computer games – University of Manchester – Sporka, A.J., Kurniawan, S.H., Mahmud, M., and Slavik, P. (2006)
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