Blind children recognizing tactile pictures respond like sighted children given guidance in exploration.

@article{DAngiulli1998BlindCR,
  title={Blind children recognizing tactile pictures respond like sighted children given guidance in exploration.},
  author={Amedeo D'Angiulli and John M. Kennedy and Morton Heller},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={187-90}
}
Theory of tactile pictures argues that untrained blind subjects can recognize raised, outline pictures. It contends the blind person's knowledge of the shapes of common objects is like that of the sighted, and the blind person's pictorial abilities use the same principles as the sighted person's. To test this theory, blind children (aged 8-13) and blindfolded age-matched sighted children were asked to identify raised-line drawings of common objects. Their performances were correlated. In… CONTINUE READING

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