A systematic requirements analysis and development of an assistive device to enhance the social interaction of people who are blind or visually impaired

Sreekar Krishna Dirk Colbry John Black Vineeth N Balasubramanian Sethuraman Panchanathan
People who are blind can be at a disadvantage in social situations because face-to-face communication relies heavily on non-verbal cues. Lack of access to cues such as eye contact can sometimes lead to awkward situations, such as answering a question that was directed to another person. This problem is compounded by the fact that sighted people are not always aware of their use of these nonverbal cues, and they do not take this into account when communicating with people who are blind. In the long term, this can limit ...