Video: Researchers use sound to warn internet users of possible security threats
September 1, 2017
PhysOrg - While some cybersecurity threats are easy to spot, others can be more challenging.
Now, consider identifying those same threats with a visual impairment. It's the vulnerability
of that population that inspired a team of Texas Tech researchers to find a better
way. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the group has focused its
efforts on translating visual security warnings into sounds that best represent the
"It becomes very difficult, even for screen readers, to actually translate what is
going on in terms of cybersecurity attacks," Akbar Namin, an associate professor of
Computer Science, said. "They (visually impaired) need some sort of assistive technology
to inform them of (a) potential attack.
Watch the video here.