Research on Visual, Auditory, and Tactile Perception of Visually Impaired Persons
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
Science and Engineering
|Research Institution||The National Institute of Special Education |
WATANABE Tetsuya The National Institute of Special Education, Department for Educeational Support Research, Senior Researcher (10342958)
MIYAKAWA Michio Niigata University, Institute of Science and Technology, Professor (50239357)
NAKAMURA Hiroyuki Shibaura Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Professor (70351731)
WATANABE Takayuki Tokyo Women's Christion University, College of Culture and Communication, Professor (80202414)
HORIUCHI Yasuo Chiba University, Graduate Schools of Science and Technology, Assistant Professor (30272347)
|Project Period (FY)
2004 – 2006
Completed (Fiscal Year 2006)
|Budget Amount *help
¥2,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2006: ¥900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2004: ¥400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥400,000)
|Keywords||Person with Visual Impairments / Visual Sense / Auditory Sense / Tactile Sense / Color Vision / Cognitive Characteristics|
The role of the visual-impairent coordinating group is to make organic cooperation among the scheduled research groups to promote each research as a result This role can be divided into five specific sub-roles below and concrete actions follow them.
1. Common understanding about visual impairment in general.
*Holding a lecture on national statistics on persons and children with visual impairments.
*Holding a lecture on today's education for children with visual impairments.
*Holding a lecture on special needs of persons with visual impairments.
*Holding a lecture on assistive technologies for persons with visual impairments.
*Holding a seminar on reading speeds of persons with visual impairments in different modalities.
2. Common understanding about cognitive psychology.
*Holding lectures by experts of cognitive science.
*Holding a seminar on how to write papers from the viewpoint of cognitive science.
3. Common understanding about each research members' area of expertise.
*Holding a lightening talk session on each member's expertise.
4. Sharing of problems in doing research on assistive technologies for persons with visual impairments.
*Survey of experiments with persons with visual impairments as subjects.
5. Domestic and global dissemination of research results.
*Organizing special sessions at ICCHP (International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs) and making presentations in the sessions.
*Organizing a special session at IEEE EMBC (28th Annual International Conference IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) and making presentation in the session.
*Co-organizing seminars with dometic related academic societies.
Report (4 results)
Research Products (1 results)