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dc.contributor.authorBrown, A.
dc.contributor.authorStevens, R.
dc.contributor.authorPettifer, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-14T01:09:57Z
dc.date.available2014-01-14T01:09:57Z
dc.date.issued2006-06
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2006), London, UK, June 20-23, 2006. Eds.: Tony Stockman, Louise Valgerður Nickerson, Christopher Frauenberger, Alistair D. N. Edwards and Derek Brock. International Community for Auditory Display, 2006.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/50422
dc.descriptionPresented at the 12th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), London, UK, June 20-23, 2006.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper examines the use of audio glances for giving an impression of the size, complexity and topology of abstract graphs. The first step in nearly all reading tasks, but particularly those of complex structured information such as equations, tables and diagrams, is a glance. This brief high-level overview of the information allows the reader to start to understand the nature of his task, and to develop strategies for reading. Yet a glance is currently unavailable to visually impaired readers. We describe an algorithm for generating earcons that present such glances through non-speech sound. An evaluation demonstrated that these were successful in conveying an impression of a graph to sighted volunteers. The success of this evaluation means visually impaired readers can now start their graph-based tasks with some of the benefits a glance can bring.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectAuditory displayen_US
dc.subjectAudio glancesen_US
dc.subjectGraphsen_US
dc.titleAudio representation of graphs: a quick looken_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Manchester. School of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.publisher.originalInternational Community on Auditory Displayen_US
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