Talk to the hand: An agenda for further research on tactile graphics.

Aldrich, Frances (2008) Talk to the hand: An agenda for further research on tactile graphics. In: Diagrammatic Representation and Inference: refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams. Lecture Notes in Computer Science..

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Abstract

Tactile graphics are the primary means by which blind people access maps, graphs, diagrams and other graphical representations. Tactile graphics are made up of raised lines, areas, textures and symbols, and are intended to be felt rather than seen. Major obstacles to the successful use of tactile graphics are that: touch cannot discriminate the fine detail that sight can; extracting information through a sequence of touches, then re-integrating it, imposes a heavy memory load; and many graphical representations need visual experience for interpretation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Frances Aldrich
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:37
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 15:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13587
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