Listening to complexity: Blind people's learning about gas particles through a sonified model

Orly Lahav, Sharona T. Levy

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Abstract

Students who are blind are usually integrated at public schools with sighted students. Since most of science education curriculum resources are based on visual representations such as diagrams, charts, models (physical and computational), and experimentation in science laboratories, students who are blind lack opportunities for participating and collecting first-hand information. The current research project is based on the assumption that the supply of appropriate information through compensatory sensory channels may contribute to science education performance. In the research system, Listening to Complexity, the user interacts with dynamic objects in a real-time agent-based sonified computer model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Blindness
  • Education
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Human-computer interface
  • Learning environments
  • Simulations
  • Special education

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