Tactile Stories: Interactive E-textile Wall-hangings created by blind and visually impaired makers

Giles, Emilie; van der Linden, Janet and Petre, Marian (2020). Tactile Stories: Interactive E-textile Wall-hangings created by blind and visually impaired makers. In: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society (Lamas, David; Sarapuu, Hegle; Šmorgun, Ilja and Berget, Gerd eds.), ACM pp. 1–3.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3419249.3421233

Abstract

We present Tactile Stories - a collection of interactive wall-hangings that were created by participants who are visually impaired. Each art piece conveys a story or association personal to its maker, created by combining e-textile circuits and switches, sound boards and traditional crafting. The result is a tactile auditory object, consisting of different textures, colours and shapes which conveys a special story for the user to explore. We demonstrate our approach to such an accessible form of making, how the e-textile technologies were used to enable this, and encourage audiences to engage with touch based forms of interaction.

Viewing alternatives

Metrics

Public Attention

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Number of Citations

Citations from Dimensions

Item Actions

Export

About

Recommendations