For the blind student, combining touch and hearing for learning is a powerful combination. Tactile graphics allow for repeated examination of the components of an idea, with relationships clearly represented; auditory feedback enhances the detail provided by the graphics and increases speed of access. This combination makes the Talking Tactile Tablet an ideal tool for presenting complex ideas through a device that allows students to benefit from both senses.
Jane Erin, Professor
University of Arizona, College of Education,
Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology
Tucson, AZ, USA