Interaction design for teaching visually impaired students
Graham, Deryn, Benest, Ian and Nicholl, Peter (2007) Interaction design for teaching visually impaired students. Proceedings of the IASK International Conference E-Activity and Leading Technologies 2007. International Association for Scientific Knowledge, pp. 80-89. ISBN 9789729939754
This paper reports on the findings for a study on improving interaction design for teaching visually impaired students. The crux of the problem is the ability to draw and understand diagrams. The cognitive issues are often underestimated with insufficient attention being given to the use of metaphors, etc. and "one size fits all solutions" are often the norm. The findings of the original seed funded project have led to design criteria and to an application for a large scale project, to produce generic tools and to enable multi-modal teaching and learning, with connotations for the mentally as well as physically impaired.
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