The Effect of Spatial Tasks on Visually Impaired Peoples' Wayfinding Abilities


Blades, Mark and Lippa, Yvonne and Golledge, Reginald G. and Jacobson, R. Daniel and Kitchin, Rob (2002) The Effect of Spatial Tasks on Visually Impaired Peoples' Wayfinding Abilities. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 96 (6). pp. 407-419. ISSN 0145-482X

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Abstract

Thirty-eight people with visual impairments learned a 483-meter novel route through a university campus in four groups: verbalization, modeling, pointing, and control. The performance of all four groups improved with greater experience of the route, but the modeling group improved more than did the control group.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final and definitive version of this article is available at Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness (2002) Vol.96 No.6, pp. 407-419
Keywords: spatial ability; visual disabilities; wayfinding; modeling; cognitive map;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 3898
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 15:00
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
Refereed: Yes
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