Use of Tangible Interfaces to Support a Literacy System in Children with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Janio Jadán-Guerrero
  • Gustavo López
  • Luis A. Guerrero
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8867)

Abstract

People with intellectual disabilities should develop reading and writing skills since children. Otherwise, they will have additional difficulties in their daily life activities, as buying in a store, taking medicaments or getting a job. In this paper we present a prototype that uses tangible interfaces and augmented objects to support a literacy method for children with intellectual disabilities. The prototype was evaluated and the preliminary results showed that the system can not only assists teachers in the classroom, but also helps to better manage the interaction with children and non-traditional interfaces.

Keywords

Non-traditional interfaces Literacy Tangible interfaces Augmented objects 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janio Jadán-Guerrero
    • 1
    • 3
  • Gustavo López
    • 2
  • Luis A. Guerrero
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Doctoral Program in Computer ScienceUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica
  2. 2.Centro de Investigaciones en Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación, CITICUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica
  3. 3.Universidad Tecnológica IndoaméricaQuitoEcuador

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