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ERIC Number: ED030249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-2
Pages: 178
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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)
American Foundation for the Blind, Inc., 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011 ($3.00)
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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.