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ERIC Number: EJ807544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0264-6196
"It's a Sort of Echo...": Sensory Perception of the Environment as an Aid to Tactile Map Design
Gardiner, Ann; Perkins, Chris
British Journal of Visual Impairment, v23 n2 p84-91 2005
The results of an empirical investigation into how visually-impaired people sense their surroundings show that a range of environmental features can be identified using sound, touch and smell. The information gained is relevant to the design of tactile maps, to ensure that an area is represented in a way that is meaningful to the map users. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)