An Accessible Keyboard for Android Devices as a Means for Promoting Braille Literacy

Paul D Hatzigiannakoglou, Maria T Kampouraki

Abstract


BrailleOne is a mobile application designed to provide blind and visually-impaired Braille readers with an accessible keyboard for manual text input on their Android smartphones or tablets. Its purpose is to make use of adolescents and young adults’ excitement for technology in order to facilitate Braille learning and daily practice. The results of a pilot evaluation study suggest that BrailleOne could contribute to the overcoming of accessibility barriers in the field of text entry.

Keywords


Braille; Android; keyboard; mobile application; accessibility; blindness; visual impairment

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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