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A Method And System For Enhancing Accessibility Of Software Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200552D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-19
Document File: 6 page(s) / 100K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for providing surround-sound speaker system to improve accessibility of a software application. The surround-sound speaker system facilitates a user to 'visualize' what is being presented on the screen.

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A Method And System For Enhancing Accessibility Of Software Application

A method and system for providing surround-sound speaker system to improve

accessibility of a software application is disclosed. The surround-sound speaker system facilitates a user to 'visualize'

The system disclosed herein may be used in conjunction with existing solutions such as screen readers and force-feedback mice systems to enhance accessibility of a software application.

The surround-sound speaker system as disclosed herein includes two or more speakers located around a user to allow for sounds to originate from anywhere on a 2 dimensional plane. The surround-sound speaker system is shown in Figure 1.

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Figure 1

what is being presented on the screen.

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A similar surround-sound experience may be obtained using high quality headphones

as shown in Figure 2.

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Figure 2

The method and system disclosed herein incorporates overlaying X and Y axes on a computer display and assumes a user at the origin of the X and Y axes as shown in Figure 3.

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Figure 3

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user,

considered while using the surround-sound system to describe and illustrate any point/text/concept on the screen. For example, actions/text being described at the top of the computer display would sound in front of the user, actions/text being described at the bottom of the computer display would sound behind the user and similarly, actions/text being described at the right and left of computer display would sound to the right and left of the user respectively.

Apart from describing the direction of the text/event, it's equally important to specify an

angular positio...