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Pre-maps : An Educational Programme for Reading Tactile Maps

  title={Pre-maps : An Educational Programme for Reading Tactile Maps},
  author={Helin{\"a} Hirn},
It is demanding for children with visual impairment to become aware of the world beyond their immediate experience. They need to learn to control spatial experiences as a whole and understand the relationships between objects, surfaces and themselves. In addition, environmental information is becoming increasingly visual and graphic, which requires a comprehensive spatial awareness. Tactile maps can be an excellent source of information for depicting space and environment. By means of tactile… 


This study deals with the process of analysis and interaction that children with or without visual impairment perform when reading, interpreting and developing concepts about the images and

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Development of User Feedback-Based Optimized Encoding System for 3D-Printed Tactile Maps

This study worked with fifteen individuals with blindness to develop an optimized encoding system for 3D-printed tactile maps for building interiors and identified a set of optimal encodings that was most positively perceived by all participants.

Practice-Oriented Safety Procedures in Work Environment with Visually and Hearing Impaired Colleagues

In work places where there are hearing and visually impaired col-leagues, there are safety related issues that are not present in work environment where there are only hearing and sighted employees.

Tactile Heat Maps: What You See Is What I Touch

Prototyping techniques are discussed to represent tactile data visualizations of heatmaps to aid in understanding gaze information beyond what visualizations alone can provide.



Visually impaired children's strategies for memorising a map

This article describes research carried out in 1993. 24 children with visual impairments and 22 sighted children (aged seven to 13 years) were asked to learn a tactile map and then reconstruct it

The Construction of Cognitive Maps by Children with Visual Impairments

The way in which children who have visual impairments construct cognitive maps of their environment is of considerable theoretical and practical importance. It sheds light on the role of sensory

The role of tactile maps in mobility training

Tactile maps can have both immediate and long term benefits in helping visually impaired children to find their way through their environment and to acquire spatial abilities. In a series of studies

Strategies for Knowledge Acquisition from Cartographic Maps by Blind and Visually Impaired Adults

AbstractTwo experiment are reported both of which employed a research design originally used by Thorndyke and Stasz (1980) to elicit the spontaneous strategies of map readers, and to relate these to

Teaching Visually Impaired Children to Make Distance Judgments from a Tactile Map

This article reports on two experiments that investigated 59 children's ability to estimate distances from a map. In Experiment 1, totally blind children, children with residual vision, and sighted

Real World Map Reading Strategies

This paper reports an ongoing series of investigations into the nature of tactile map reading and use. There is general agreement that reading maps for sighted or visually impaired people involves a

Tactile graphics: A beginner's guide to graphics for visually impaired children

This article aims to help teachers by providing a basic introduction to 'tactile' graphics, that is diagrams, charts, maps, graphs and so on, that can be felt as well as seen.

Learning a new area with and without the use of tactile maps: a comparative study

Most of the literature on tactile maps for the visually handicapped has concentrated upon production techniques and upon symbol discriminability, with very few studies evaluating the use of maps in

Getting in touch with pictures and words: educational strategies for the blind

  • L. Pring
  • Psychology
    International journal of rehabilitation research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Rehabilitationsforschung. Revue internationale de recherches de readaptation
  • 1989
Results suggest that congenitally blind subjects perform as well as, if not better than, blindfolded subjects on simple 2-dimensional tactual processing tasks, but less well on more complex tasks requiring them to store, compare and label objects.

Strategies for Organising Information While Learning a Map by Blind and Sighted People

It is widely recognised that people who have little or no access to visual stimuli from early in life, tend to experience difficulties in forming mental representations of spatial structure. This has