Touch Sensation Based Computer Application to Facilitate the Learning Process of Dyslexic Children
The exploration of touch sensation as a learning aide for the visually impaired has gained the attention of many researchers worldwide which leads to more work to be associated with touch sensation. As a part of this effort, the use of touch sensation has been extended to facilitate
the learning process of another group of disability. In this study, dyslexic children aged 3 to 8 are studied and their difficulties in educational learning have been identified through an investigation with Dyslexic Awareness of Malaysia (DAM). A thorough research on the existing educational
based computer applications shows that the current environment is not suitable and does not contribute in assisting the dyslexic children to perceive knowledge. Thus, in this study, a computer based application incorporating touch sensation as one of the design element has been suggested to
improve the entire learning experience of dyslexic children. This application gives an illusion force when the students interact using the application to learn some alphabets. The initial empirical results a positive feedback encouraging the effort of introducing touch sensation to the dyslexic
children to be a beneficial suggestion.
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Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Barat, Kampar, 31900, Perak, Malaysia
Computer and Information Science Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610, Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Publication date: November 1, 2017
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