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Modeling Audio-Based Virtual Environments for Children with Visual Disabilities
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, , University of Chile, Chile

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Diverse studies have pointed out the relevance of model-based educational software. This idea has not been implemented fully when developing software for children with visual disabilities. We introduce AudioVida, a virtual environment for children with visual disabilities and describe how this software meets a formal model previously described by the authors. As a result, we identify some issues in the design of AudioVida and made some improvements. Children also evaluated the usability of AudioVida by finding technical and functioning problems and thus helping us to redesign and improve the software. As a result, we designed audio-based educational software and children were very motivated and enjoyed the experience of navigating and interacting with AudioVida to develop spatial navigation skills.

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Sánchez, J. & Baloian, N. (2005). Modeling Audio-Based Virtual Environments for Children with Visual Disabilities. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1652-1659). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 12, 2020 from .

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