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ERIC Number: EJ878864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Assessment of Indoor Route-Finding Technology for People Who Are Visually Impaired
Kalia, Amy A.; Legge, Gordon E.; Roy, Rudrava; Ogale, Advait
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v104 n3 p135-147 Mar 2010
This study investigated navigation with route instructions generated by digital-map software and synthetic speech. The participants, either visually impaired or sighted wearing blindfolds, successfully located rooms in an unfamiliar building. Users with visual impairments demonstrated better route-finding performance when the technology provided distance information in the number of steps, rather than in the walking time or number of feet. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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