Designing an accessible clothing tag system for people with vision impairments

Michele A. Williams, Kathryn Ringland, Amy Hurst

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Abstract

Many clothing characteristics (from garment color to care instructions) are inaccessible to people with vision impairments. To address this problem, clothing information is gathered from sighted companions, and later recalled using low-tech solutions such as adding safety pins to clothes. Unfortunately, these low-tech solutions require precise memory (such as recalling a pin's meaning) and provide limited information. Using an iterative design approach, we prototyped several alternative technology solutions and tested them with five people with vision impairments. We are working towards an interface that provides detailed information in a streamlined interaction, focusing our future efforts on a wearable RFID tagging solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2013
Event15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013 - Bellevue, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2013Oct 23 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013

Conference

Conference15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityBellevue, WA
Period10/21/1310/23/13

Keywords

  • Blind
  • Clothing tags
  • Fashion
  • RFID
  • Vision impairments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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    Williams, M. A., Ringland, K., & Hurst, A. (2013). Designing an accessible clothing tag system for people with vision impairments. In Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013 [46] (Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013). https://doi.org/10.1145/2513383.2513422