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An assessment of the effectiveness of tactile presentations as substitutes for pictures

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posted on 2018-02-15, 16:14 authored by Ronald A.L. Hinton
The vital role played by pictures and diagrams in modern communication is stated with the need for adequate substitutes so that visually impaired people can take full advantage of educational and career opportunities. The multiplicity of purposes to which pictures and diagrams can be put and the diversity of styles which result are discussed. Available methods for producing tactile versions of these (some devised and improved by the author) are described and provisionally evaluated. [Continues.]


Economic and Social Research Council

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Leverhulme Trust



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  • Communication and Media


Loughborough University of Technology

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A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University of Technology. Appendix C (publications by the author and a collection of tactile diagrams) in hard copy is kept at the University Library, Loughborough University.


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  • Doctoral