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Brittell, Megen E.; Lobben, Amy K.; Lawrence, Megan M. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Technological advances have introduced three-dimensional (3-D) printing as an option for creating tactile maps for people with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision), diversifying the types of map products that are available. At the same time, it presents a challenge to map makers to implement designs…
Descriptors: Usability, Manipulative Materials, Maps, Map Skills
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Jo, Wonjin; I, Jang Hee; Harianto, Rachel Ananda; So, Ji Hyun; Lee, Hyebin; Lee, Heon Ju; Moon, Myoung-Woon – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2016
The authors investigate how 3D printing technology could be utilized for instructional materials that allow visually impaired students to have full access to high-quality instruction in history class. Researchers from the 3D Printing Group of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) provided the Seoul National School for the Blind with…
Descriptors: Printing, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Braille
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Krivec, Tjaša; Muck, Tadeja; Germadnik, Rolanda Fugger; Majnaric, Igor; Golob, Gorazd – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2014
Everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community (United Nations, 2012). In Europe and around the globe, many efforts have been made in order to include people with visual impairments and blindness into the cultural life. The objects and artifacts exhibited in museums for people with visual impairments are…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Museums, Tactile Adaptation
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Gardner, John – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 1998
Describes "DotsPlus," a tactile font set that allows computers to print documents in any language which uses the Roman alphabet in tactile form. DotsPlus overcomes such Braille problems as code translation, Braille numbers, exotic symbols, and symbols out of context. A new printing technology (TIGER--Tactile Graphics Embosser) produces DotsPlus…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Blindness, Braille, Computer Interfaces
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Leventhal, Jay D.; Earl, Crista L. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 1998
Evaluates outSPOKEN, a Windows 95 screen reader for people with visual disabilities. Evaluates the program for installation and documentation (good), Word 97 (good), WordPerfect 8.0 (less than good), and Internet Explorer and Navigator (a little less than good). Provides specific suggestions for improving performance and steps for selecting a…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Peripherals, Computer Software Evaluation