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Collaboratively Generated Content on the Audio-Tactile Map

  • Armin B. Wagner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to investigate the usage of audio-tactile maps in an educational context with visually impaired users, to pinpoint problem areas and to enhance or re-design a suitable system correspondingly. The gained insights led to the design of a modular e-learning tool, based on playful exploration, expression and participation. This is accomplished by harnessing recent advancements in collaborative content generation and geo-localized data available online.

Keywords

visual impairment e-learning collaboration tactile map 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armin B. Wagner
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  1. 1.Human Interaction GroupVienna University of Technology, Institute for Design & Assessment of TechnologyViennaAustria

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