Audio-haptic approaches support access of students with visual impairments to pictures (charts, maps, paintings and work of art etc.)
The main objective of the research is to compare the effectiveness of the use of a) audio-haptic pictures, b) tactile pictures, and c) verbal descriptions, in the perception of images and the formation of sufficient cognitive / mental pictures of typical / original (those who one sees with his eyes) images. Effectiveness will be evaluated using a variety of measurable indicators, using appropriate scenarios. The main goal of the research is to develop specifications and standards for audio-haptic pictures, tactile pictures, and verbal descriptions, which will greatly help manufacturers of accessible material. Today, there is a large gap in this field internationally and there is a lack of relevant research.
Research Coordinator: Prof. Konstantinos Papadopoulos