Computer-DrawingBy Borchardt, John; Careers and the Disabled, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 17
Publication Date: Winter 2002/2003
Article describes the Integrated Communication 2 Draw (IC2D), which is a prototype computer drawing program created by Hesham Kamel, who is a graduate student in computer studies at the University of California at Berkeley. The key feature of IC2D is that it establishes monitor screen locators that can be referenced by sound feedback. Kamel uses the program to create diagrams and pictures using only a keyboard and a screen reader. The keypad speeds up the navigation process, which creates a superior experience for people who are blind or have low vision. A group of 22 volunteers – some sighted, some completely blind, some blindfolded, and others with only moderate visual impairments provided evaluations and input during the course of the software development process.
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