An Approach to Audio-Only Editing for Visually Impaired Seniors

Brewer, R., Cartwright, M., Karp, A., Pardo, B., Piper, A.M. An Approach to Audio-Only Editing for Visually Impaired Seniors. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS), 2016.


Older adults and people with vision impairments are increasingly using phones to receive audio-based information and want to publish content online but must use complex audio recording/editing tools that often rely on inaccessible graphical interfaces. This poster describes the design of an accessible audio-based interface for post-processing audio content created by visually impaired seniors. We conducted a diary study with five older adults with vision impairments to understand how to design a system that would allow them to edit content they record using an audio-only interface. Our findings can help inform the development of accessible audio-editing interfaces for people with vision impairments more broadly.