Blind persons' acquisition of spatial cognitive mapping and orientation skills supported by virtual environment

  title={Blind persons' acquisition of spatial cognitive mapping and orientation skills supported by virtual environment},
  author={O. Lahav and D. Mioduser},
  journal={International Journal on Disability and Human Development},
  pages={231 - 238}
  • O. Lahav, D. Mioduser
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • International Journal on Disability and Human Development
Mental mapping of spaces, and of the possible paths for navigating these spaces, is essential for the development of efficient orientation and mobility skills. Most of the information required for this mental mapping is gathered through the visual channel. Blind people lack this crucial information and in consequence face great difficulties (a) in generating efficient mental maps of spaces, and therefore (b) in navigating efficiently within these spaces. The work reported in this paper follows… Expand

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