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In this paper the transformed spaces of visually impaired and blind people is explored through a detailed analysis of interview transcripts with twenty seven visually impaired people living in or around Belfast. Data were collected using a structured open-ended interview and were analysed within NUDIST , a qualitative data analysis package. Analysis(More)
BACKGROUND The recent increase in childhood obesity is expected to add significantly to the prevalence of chronic diseases. We used multivariate multilevel analysis to examine associations between parks/green space and childhood overweight/obesity across communities in Calgary, Canada, a city characterized by intensified urban sprawl and high car use. (More)
Introduction While still not considered a large component of mainstream cartographic research, the map-related research focusing on the blind and partially sighted map user population continues to grow. Currently, several groups of researchers housed in universities in North America and internationally are conducting and pursuing research that focuses on(More)
A map exploration and representation exercise was conducted with participants who were totally blind. Representations of maritime environments were presented either with a tactile map or with a digital haptic virtual map. We assessed the knowledge of spatial configurations using a triangulation technique. The results revealed that both types of map learning(More)
Guidelines for cartographic symbolization, developed over several hundred years, have focused almost exclusively on visual design elements for maps. Recent attention on the personal computer and the Internet as a means for map display and map dissemination has resulted in more discussion about symbolization guidelines, particularly in settings where the(More)
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