Improving guide dog team play with accessible dog toys

S. Hauser, R.L. Wakkary, C. Neustaedter

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    People with vision impairment have been a longstanding well-recognized user group addressed in HCI. Despite the recent interest in studying sighted dog owners and their pets in HCI, there is a noticeable gap in the field with regards to research on visually impaired owners and their dogs (guide dog teams). This paper presents portions of an ongoing study that explores interactions of guide dog teams revealing major opportunities for focusing on challenges faced in "off-work" everyday activities. In particular, opportunities point to promoting design interventions enriching play-interaction through accessible dog toys utilizing sensor technologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceeding CHI EA '14 CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2474-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014 - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014
    Conference number: 32


    Conference32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2014
    Other"One of a CHInd"
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