Authors: M. Bujacz, K.Kropidlowski, G. Ivanica, A. Moldoveanu, C. Saitis, A. Csapo, G. Wersenyi, S. Spagnol, O. I. Johannesson, R. Unnborsson, M. Rotnicki, P. Witek
in: 15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2016)
Abstract: The paper summarizes a number of audio-related studies conducted by the Sound of Vision consortium, which focuses on the construction of a new prototype electronic travel aid for the blind. Different solutions for spatial audio were compared by testing sound localization accuracy in a number of setups, comparing plain stereo panning with generic and individual HRTFs, as well as testing different types of stereo headphones vs custom designed quadrophonic proximaural headphones. A number of proposed sonification approaches were tested by sighted and blind volunteers for accuracy and efficiency in representing simple virtual environments.
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