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dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Francisco Carlos De Mattos Britoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:14:42Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:14:42Z
dc.date.issued2010-08-02en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08032010-124352en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/28508
dc.description.abstractMathematics instruction and discourse typically involve two modes of communication: speech and graphical presentation. For the communication to remain situated, dynamic synchrony must be maintained between the speech and dynamic focus in the graphics. Sighted students use vision for two purposes: access to graphical material and awareness of embodied behavior. This embodiment awareness keeps communication situated with visual material and speech. Our goal is to assist students who are blind or visually impaired (SBVI) in the access to such instruction/communication. We employ the typical approach of sensory replacement for the missing visual sense. Haptic fingertip reading can replace visual material. We want to make the SBVI aware of the deictic gestures performed by the teacher over the graphic in conjunction with speech. We employ a haptic glove interface to facilitate this embodiment awareness. In this research, we address issues from the conception through the design, implementation, evaluation to the effective and successful use of our Haptic Deictic System (HDS) in inclusive classrooms.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartoliveira_dissertation_final_version_08262010.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectHapticsen_US
dc.subjectMulti modalen_US
dc.subjectBlinden_US
dc.subjectEmbodied Interactionen_US
dc.subjectAssistive technologyen_US
dc.titleEnabling the Blind to See Gesturesen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairQuek, Francis K. H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHarrison, Steven R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTatar, Deborah Gailen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGracanin, Denisen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSmith-Jackson, Tonya L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08032010-124352/en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-08-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-09-02
dc.date.adate2010-09-02en_US


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