Collaborative activities, especially those that require sharing or referencing visual artifacts, can present a significant barrier to blind and visually impaired students in the classroom. We present our ongoing work on OneView, an application for tablet PCs that enables blind and sighted students to work collaboratively by integrating visual sketching tools with an accessible talking touch screen interface. In this paper, we describe a formative survey we conducted to understand accessibility challenges related to classroom collaboration, provide an overview of the OneView prototype, and describe a preliminary user study in which pairs of blind and sighted participants used OneView to collaboratively create diagrams.
Kane, Shaun K.; Shinohara, Kristen; and Wobbrock, Jacob O., "OneView: Enabling Collaboration Between Blind and Sighted Students" (2015). Computer Science Technical Reports. 1037.