Challenges in Mobile Text Entry using Virtual Keyboards for Low-Vision Users

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


19th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2020), ACM, Essen, Germany (2020)


accessibility, low-vision users, Mobile Text Entry, virtual keyboards


Mobile text entry for sighted and blind persons has received much research attention. However, much less is known about meeting the text entry needs of persons with low vision, whose ability to use the visual channel alongside audio, speech and haptic modalities, may open unexplored opportunities for efficient and privacy-preserving mobile text entry. We present findings from a qualitative study with 9 low vision users, revealing current text entry challenges for this user group, and providing future directions for text entry research.