Teaching spatial thinking to visually impaired students using augmented reality: Introducing the VISTE project

Anke Brock 1, 2 Martin Hachet 1, 2
1 Potioc - Popular interaction with 3d content
LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest
Abstract : People living with visual impairments face important challenges related to orientation and mobility which might even prevent them from travelling autonomously. Indeed, it is difficult to navigate in an unknown space in the absence of vision or to acquire knowledge about spaces before travelling. Historically, raised-line paper maps with braille text have been used to teach geography to visually impaired children, but these maps possess significant limitations. Accessible interactive maps have been designed with the aim to overcome these limitations. In the VISTE project, we aim at exploring an innovative augmented reality framework to design an accessible interactive map that will then be used in special education schools for teaching spatial thinking to visually impaired children.
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Anke Brock, Martin Hachet. Teaching spatial thinking to visually impaired students using augmented reality: Introducing the VISTE project. GET'17 - Journées Multimédia, Géomatique, Enseignement & Apprentissage, Jan 2017, Toulouse, France. ⟨hal-01449886⟩

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