Design and Evaluation of a Virtual-Reality Braille Writer-Simulator

  • Paul D. HatzigiannakoglouEmail author
  • Evangelia Chytopoulou
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 725)


This project presents and evaluates a novel virtual-reality Braille writer-simulator, which was developed for sighted tutors to learn and practice writing Braille [1]. Its novelty lies in the fact that it offers Braille trainers the opportunity to learn and practice the Braille writing system, by using a 3D virtual Braille writer [1]. Although Braille training software is available for computer users, we argue that learning Braille through the particular virtual device will be much more effective [2].


Braille Simulation Virtual reality Mobile learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul D. Hatzigiannakoglou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Evangelia Chytopoulou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational and Social PolicyUniversity of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece

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