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Title: A lens into the haptic world
Authors: HERSSENS, Jasmien
Heylighen, Ann
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Helen Hamlyn Research Center
Citation: Include 2009 proceedings
Abstract: This research aims to create a deeper understanding of the haptic qualities in the built environment. As a vehicle for communication with the researcher, children who are congenitally blind engage in photo-ethnography by using a camera. Their experiences, behaviours, use of the camera and the resulting photos provide unique insights in the role of haptics in indoor and outdoor spaces. The findings reported here are twofold: the method used to enhance communication; and the insights gained from the lenses of the participants. The findings reveal detailed nuances of thought, behaviour, reactions and experiences of congenitally blind children illuminating non-visual aspects inherent to the built environment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13901
ISBN: 978-1-905000-80-7
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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