Show simple item record Biggs, Brandon en Pitcher-Cooper, Charity en Coughlan, James M. en 2022-06-20T21:01:33Z 2022-06-20T21:01:33Z 2022 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 10: 135-153. en
dc.identifier.issn 2330-4219 en
dc.description 37th Annual Assistive Technology Conference Scientific/Research Proceedings, online 2022 en
dc.description.abstract This study evaluated the impact the Tactile Maps Automated Production (TMAP) system has had on its blind and visually impaired (BVI) and Orientation and Mobility (O&M) users and obtained suggestions for improvement. A semi-structured interview was performed with six BVI and seven O&M TMAP users who had printed or ordered two or more TMAPs in the last year. The number of maps downloaded from the online TMAP generation platform was also reviewed for each participant. The most significant finding is that having access to TMAPs increased map usage for BVIs from less than 1 map a year to getting at least two maps from the order system, with those who had easy access to an embosser generating on average 18.33 TMAPs from the online system and saying they embossed 42 maps on average at home or work. O&Ms appreciated the quick, high-quality, and scaled map they could create and send home with their students, and they frequently used TMAPs with their braille reading students. To improve TMAPs, users requested that the following features be added: interactivity, greater customizability of TMAPs, viewing of transit stops, lower cost of the ordered TMAP, and nonvisual viewing of the digital TMAP on the online platform. en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.format.extent 9 pages en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge. en
dc.rights Copyright 2022 by the authors and California State University, Northridge en
dc.subject Tactile Map en
dc.subject Blind en
dc.subject Orientation and Mobility en
dc.subject Evaluation en
dc.subject Low Vision en
dc.title Getting in Touch with Tactile Map Automated Production: Evaluating Impact and Areas for Improvement en
dc.type Article en
dc.rights.license Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License. en

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