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  • Sensory DisabilitiesAT BootcampATIA 2013Behnke, Marotta & Wojcik
  • Statistics 6.8 million people in the US have a visual disability 10.5 million people in the US have a hearing impairment Reference: 2011 reports from http://www.disabilitystatistics.org/
  • Sensory Impairments  Sensory impairments refer to the reduced ability or lack of ability in using one or more of three senses: vision, touch and hearing.  This includes tactile defensiveness or numbness of touch, visually impaired which includes blind, legally blind, deaf- blind, hard of hearing and deaf.
  • Assistive technology for personswith low vision Screen magnifiers have these features: ◦ Zoomtext demo ◦ Reverse polarity (Negative Contrast) ◦ Magnification ◦ Zooming feature ◦ Color enhancements ◦ Speech output (vary) ◦ Keyboard enhancements (e.g. keycaps)
  • Assistive technology tools for personswho are blind  Screen reading software ◦ Examples are JAWS, Window-Eyes, VoiceOver  Video Magnifiers (aka CCTV)
  • Tactile Graphics  BANA (Braille Authority of North America)  Guidelines & Standards for Tactile Graphics
  • Braille technology  Refreshable braille displays  Braille Embossers  Braille writers and notetakers
  • Other examples… Talking GPS Audio description
  • Assistive technology for people withhearing impairments  Hearing aids  Assistive listening devices  Captioning  Speech to text  Cochlear Implants  Visual alert signalers  Telecommunications: ◦ Texting ◦ Bluetooth ◦ Point to Point Video (e.g., Skype)