Game-Based Literacy for Blind People

Manuel J. Ibarra, Cristhian Serrano, Flor De Luz Palomino Valdivia, J. Andres Sandoval Bringas, Israel Duran, Eliana M. Ibarra-Cabrera

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Abstract

This prototype was designed to teach the braille alphabet to blind people using the game-based teaching approach. The software (App) connects via Bluetooth the Braille module. In the first module, the teacher trains the blind student; then in the second module, the student plays and learns. The system generates a set of letters or numbers (sequential, random or personalized), then, the system emits a sound of the letter through the speakers of the mobile device (with the Google API or with the recorded voice of the teacher), and the Braille system shows a letter. The blind student must analyze if the letter heard by the audio is the same as represented in the Braille module; if they match then he or she must mark as correct; otherwise, he or she must mark incorrect. The game has been evaluated by two teachers, the first one, teaches students with special abilities, and another one, is a psychologist dedicated to education, both mention that the game-based system would help to teach the braille system to blind people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 3rd International Conference of Inclusive Technology and Education, CONTIE 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages123-127
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728183428
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference of Inclusive Technology and Education, CONTIE 2020 - La Paz, Mexico
Duration: 28 Oct 202030 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 3rd International Conference of Inclusive Technology and Education, CONTIE 2020

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference of Inclusive Technology and Education, CONTIE 2020
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityLa Paz
Period28/10/2030/10/20

Keywords

  • Arduino
  • Braille
  • Smartphone
  • blind people
  • game
  • literacy

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