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    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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