Reference frame preferences in haptics differ for the blind and sighted in the horizontal but not in the vertical plane.

@article{Struiksma2011ReferenceFP,
  title={Reference frame preferences in haptics differ for the blind and sighted in the horizontal but not in the vertical plane.},
  author={Marijn E. Struiksma and Matthijs L. Noordzij and Albert Postma},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={725-38}
}
We investigated which reference frames are preferred when matching spatial language to the haptic domain. Sighted, low-vision, and blind participants were tested on a haptic-sentence-verification task where participants had to haptically explore different configurations of a ball and a shoe and judge the relation between them. Results from the spatial relation "above", in the vertical plane, showed that various reference frames are available after haptic inspection of a configuration. Moreover… CONTINUE READING