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"DIY" Prototyping of Teaching Materials for Visually Impaired Children: Usage and Satisfaction of Professionals

Giraud, Stephanie and Truillet, Philippe and Gaildrat, Véronique and Jouffrais, Christophe "DIY" Prototyping of Teaching Materials for Visually Impaired Children: Usage and Satisfaction of Professionals. (2017) In: 11th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI 2017), held as Part of HCI International 2017, 9 July 2017 - 14 July 2017 (Vancouver, Canada).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58706-6_42


Professionals working with visually impaired children (i.e. specialist teachers and educators, Orientation and Mobility trainers, psychologists, etc.) have to create their own teaching materials. Indeed, only few adapted materials exist, and do not fully meet their needs. Thus, rapid prototyping tools and methods could help them to design and make materials adapted to teaching to visually impaired students. In this study, we first designed a blog enabling professionals to create their own teaching materials. Then, we set up a challenge with five teams including one professional of visual impairment and students in computer science. The aim of each team was to design and make a teaching material, based on handcrafting, 3D printing tools and cheap micro-controllers, fitting the needs of the professional. After they have used their material with visually impaired students, we interviewed the professionals in order to evaluate usage and satisfaction. The professionals reported that the materials were easy to make, and valuable for teaching to visually impaired students. They also reported that DIY prototyping, based on 3D printing and cheap microcontrollers, enables them to create their own teaching materials, and hence accurately meet unanswered needs. Importantly, they would advise their colleagues to use this method and new tools. However, they consider that they would need assistance to create new materials on their own.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. This papers appears in volume 10277 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science Proceedings UAHCI 2017, Part II. ISSN : 0302-9743 ISBN: 978-3-319-58705-9 The original PDF is available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-58706-6_42
HAL Id:hal-01809355
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut Mines-Télécom (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 - UPMC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Agency for Science, Technology and Research - A*STAR (SINGAPORE)
Other partners > National University of Singapore - NUS (REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE)
Other partners > Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 - UJF (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
International Foundation of Applied Disability Research (FIRAH) - “Cherchons Pour Voir” lab - Institute of Blind Youth (CESDV-IJA), Toulouse - National Institute of Blind Youth, Paris
Deposited On:09 May 2018 12:35

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