文獻題目：Exploring Art with a Voice Controlled Multimodal Guide for Blind People
文獻作者：Jorge Iranzo Bartolome, Luis Cavazos Quero, Sunhee Kim, Myung-Yong Um, Jundong Cho
There is an increasing concern to improve the accessibility of artworks for blind people. Much of the effort has been focused on helping the visually impaired people to access the exhibition facilities, but the works of art hosted there are still difficult to experience for them. Particularly, the appreciation of visual artworks is hindered as blind visitors are not allowed to touch them in order to conserve their aesthetics and value. In this work we explore our findings using a prototype of a voice interactive multimodal guide designed to improve the accessibility of visual works of arts, such as paintings, for the blind people. The prototype identifies tactile gestures and voice commands that trigger audio descriptions and sounds while a person explores a 2.5D tactile representation of the artwork placed on the top surface of the prototype. Our preliminary findings include the results of eight user tests and Likert-type surveys.