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Playing with geometry: a Multimodal Android App for Blind Children

Geometry is a traditionally difficult subject to teach to visually impaired subjects.
This paper investigates tools to help blind children learn geometry.
An accessible vibro-tactile-based android application has been designed to allow children to make freehand drawings and play with geometry, recognizing common geometric shapes or topological configurations.
An initial usability test of the application, performed by a blind researcher, has revealed some limitations of the proposed approach that could soon be overcome thanks to current technological innovation in the mobile world.

CHItaly 2015 Proceedings of the 11th Biannual Conference on Italian SIGCHI Chapter , Roma, 2015

External authors: Barbara Leporini (ISTI - CNR)
IIT authors:

Type: Article in proceedings of national peer-reviewed conference
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems

File: CHItaly_2015_preprint.pdf
Da pagina 134 a pagina 137

Activity: Accessibility and Usability of User Interfaces