The paper “Alternative modalities for visually impaired users to control smart TVs”, co-authored by LASIGE's Daniel Costa and Carlos Duarte researchers, was published at Multimedia Tools and Applications, a top-ranked journal.
Nowadays, smart TVs, through their offering of interactive features, create a new set of challenges for visually impaired users. The paper presents the results of a user study where blind participants used different modalities to control a Smart TV through a mobile application. The study considered the impact of the user experience and the system performance and found touch and speech to be the most efficient modalities.
The article can be accessed here.