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Exploring Laterotactile Reading for Non-Braille Users
Anupama Thomas and Elizabeth Rufus
(Vellore Institute of Technology, India)
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Abstract: This work focusses on single cell laterotactile reading for users who do not know Braille. In this method of presentation of words with a single actuator, letters that constitute the word come right under the primary reading finger of the user. We look at the accuracy and the speed of reading for blindfolded sighted users who read tactually by virtue of the memory they have of the shapes of letters. In testing with ten blind-folded sighted users, good results were obtained with an average accuracy of 90%.The average speed of reading was 6-7 WPM. These results will find their application in the design of laterotactile readers for late–blind users who do not know Braille.

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Time stamp: 2019-05-20T12:29:24+02:00