App for Visually Impaired People

Eye to Ear – Gallery of Audible Images

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Eye to Ear helps blind and visually impaired persons to experience visual art, such as paintings, drawings or photographs. The interface design is based on a combination of verbal image descriptions and sound interpretations which are controlled by gestures. Blind people can use the app via an integrated screen reader. Sounds and words stored in the app evoke a mental picture in the listener’s head. The design adopts a comprehensive approach, appealing simultaneously to the intellect and the emotions of the user.

[Red Dot: Junior Award]
Credits
  • Design:
    Verena Blöchl & Katharina Götzendorfer GesbR, Vienna, Austria
  • Music/Sound Design:
    Daniel Soto Delgado, Moritz Kofler, Gustav Scholda, Oscar Antoli, Vienna, Austria
  • Research Support:
    Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen (Association for Blind and Visually Impaired People), Vienna, Austria
  • Content Partner:
    Bank Austria Kunstforum, Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibition Spring 2017, Vienna, Austria
  • University:
    University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
  • Programming:
    NOUS Wissensmanagement GmbH, Vienna, Austria