What is a Picture?: A Study of the Production and Interpretation of Tactual Graphics by Visually Impaired Schoolchildren

Year: 1985

Author: Ainley, Mary

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Recent studies have indicated that visually impaired persons are able to produce drawings of things which they have never seen and are able to interpret the meaning of prepared tactual (raised-line) graphics. This study reports an investigation into some of the basic techniques used by a small group of visually impaired schoolchildren to represent objects in drawings, and some of the design principles which enable tactual graphics prepared for them to be interpreted.