ERIC Number: EJ943514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
The Design of Tactile Thematic Symbols
Lawrence, Megan M.; Lobben, Amy K.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v105 n10 p681-691 Oct-Nov 2011
The study reported here investigated the design and legibility of tactile thematic maps, focusing on symbolization and the comprehension of spatial patterns on the maps. The results indicate that discriminable and effective tactile thematic maps can be produced using classed data with a microcapsule paper production method. The participants demonstrated that they could describe the spatial data patterns that were displayed.
Descriptors: Maps, Spatial Ability, Pattern Recognition, Tactual Perception, Visual Impairments, Stimuli, Symbolic Learning, Adults, Blindness, Geography
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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