Title

Understanding the Physical Safety, Security, and Privacy Concerns of People with Visual Impairments

Abstract

With the help of various assistive devices, people with visual impairments can live their lives with greater independence both online and offline. Yet significant work remains to understand and address their safety, security, and privacy concerns, especially in the physical, offline world. The authors investigate the physical safety, security, and privacy concerns of people with visual impairments through two sets of interviews, and find out how they manage these concerns and how assistive technologies could help. The research also proposes design considerations for camera-based devices that would help people with visual impairments monitor for potential threats around them.

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Publication Date

5-1-2017

Publication Title

IEEE Internet Computing

Department

Computer Science

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1109/MIC.2017.77

Keywords

Privacy, Computer security, Visualization, Safety, Portable computers, Blindness, Assistive technology

Language

English

Format

text

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