ERIC Number: ED030249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptual Factors in Braille Word Recognition. (American Foundation for the Blind. Research Series No. 20).
Nolan, Carson Y.; Kederis, Cleves J.
A description of braille and a review of research on this topic are discussed. Summaries are presented of nine research studies which are also presented in full; conclusions and duplications of the research are considered. The nine reports cover the following topics: effects of word length, familiarity, and orthography, influence of numbers and position of dots, and influence of braille contractions on recognition thresholds; effects of context on recognition thresholds for words varying in length, familiarity, and orthography; effects of context on recognition times for the stimulus words of the second study; effects of familiarity, length, and orthography on the recognition thresholds of braille words at the elementary school level; braille word recognition by low intelligence readers; and the effect of character recognition training on braille reading. Appendixes include stimulus words used in the studies, stimulus words for Study 5 in context, and a short story with stimulus words in italics. (RJ)
Descriptors: Braille, Context Clues, Exceptional Child Research, Orthographic Symbols, Readability, Reading Rate, Research Reviews (Publications), Slow Learners, Tactual Perception, Training, Visual Impairments, Word Recognition
American Foundation for the Blind, Inc., 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011 ($3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY. Dept. of Educational Research.