Comparing Audio-Tactile & Screen Reader Crossword Puzzles

Comparison of users' approach to solving a crossword puzzle when using screen-reader vs refreshable braille displays. The different combination modalities and interactions in two cases present unique approaches to solving crosswords. We wanted to learn about the different ways in which users approach crossword puzzles in each interface.

My Role: Lead researcher, Developer.

Participants / Users: Adults who are blind or visually impaired users of screen readers and braille displays.

Research Methods


The two systems appear to complement each other in the supported strategies.

Research Outcome