Learning Center for Inclusive Environments: Breaking fresh ground by a 'teach and learn' process

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Abstract

This research aims to create a deeper understanding of the haptic qualities in the built environment. As a vehicle for communication with the researcher, children who are congenitally blind engage in photo-ethnography by using a camera. Their experiences, behaviours, use of the camera and the resulting photos provide unique insights in the role of haptics in indoor and outdoor spaces. The findings reported here are twofold: the method used to enhance communication; and the insights gained from the lenses of the participants. The findings reveal detailed nuances of thought, behaviour, reactions and experiences of congenitally blind children illuminating non-visual aspects inherent to the built environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInclude 2009 proceedings
Place of PublicationLondon
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • built environment
  • congenitally blind
  • haptics
  • photo-ethnography
  • visual data

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