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New Development of the Theory of Information-Welfare:
Theory and Application of Assistive Technology for People with Visual Disabilities

HAN Sung-Min March 31, 2012 Akashi Shoten, 240p.
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『New Development of the Theory of Information-Welfare: Theory and Application of Assistive Technology for People with Visual Disabilities』


HAN Sung-Min March 31, 2012 New Development of the Theory of Information-Welfare: Theory and Application of Assistive Technology for People with Visual Disabilities, Akashi Shoten, 240p. ISBN-10:4750335614 ISBN-13: 978-4750335612 4500 + tax [amazon][kinokuniya]

■Contents Introduction

The author with a visual disability presents the theory of information-welfare for people with visual disabilities based on his experiences of being engaged in assistive studies and development of assistive devices as involved person. He warns current situations where those who have disabilities are not involved in research and development activities. In addition, he presents efficacy and possibilities of development conducted by people with disabilities.

■Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Forward

Introductory Chapter What is Information-Welfare?
 1. Walking Memory
 2. Theory of Information-Welfare
 3. New Development of the Theory of Information-Welfare

Part I Experiences As Person with Visual Disabilities and Elementary Supports

Chapter 1 Introduction to Studies of People with Visual Disabilities: I Live in Border
 1. Confrontation between Disabilities and Abilities
 2. Support for Students with Visual Disabilities in Korea
 3. Equality of Consideration
 4. People with Visual Disabilities who Live in Border
 5. Learning Supports in Universities
 6. Do Learning Supports Also Lead to Vocational Supports?

Chapter 2 People with Visual Disabilities and Information: Focusing on Supports for Students with Visual Disabilities
 1. Printed Information Support
 2. How People with Visual Disabilities Obtain Printed Information
 3. Information Support with Text Data
 4. Use of Assistive Devices

Chapter 3 History of Assistive Devices for People with Visual Disabilities
 1. Screen Reader
 2. Technology for Supporting Text-to-speech Reading
 3. DAISY Player
 4. Braille Display (Pin Display)
 5. Braille Printer
 6. Reading Expander CCTV (Closed Circuit Television)

Part II Experimental Psychological Research on Braille / Tactile Sense

Chapter 4 Experimental Research on Tactile Letters
 1. Research on Tactile Sense
 2. Methodology to Examine Tactile Sense (Language)
 3. Word Understanding
 4. Research Methods of Language Understanding in Psychology
 5. Physiological Language Understanding
 6. Braille Reading Brain
 7. Confrontation between HARADA and MIZUTANI

Chapter 5 Tactile Information Process and Haptic Aid
 1. Haptic Aid
 2. Optacon and Braille Display
 3. Tactile (Braille) Displays by Active Touch and Passive Touch
 4. Tactile Displays of Linguistic Information and Graphic Information

Part III From Braille to Braille Display

Chapter 6  Braille for Reading and Braille for Listening
 1. Development of Braille Printing Technology and Assistive Technology
 2. Braille Display of Linguistic Information and Tactile Visual Display of Graphic Information
 3. Tactile Aid to Convey Linguistic Information
 4. Tactile Aid to Convey Non-Linguistic Information
 5. Discussion concerning Reading of Tactile Letters (Braille)
 6. Braille for Reading and Braille for Listening
 7. Differences between Letter and Speech Language

Chapter 7 Background of Haptic Aid Development and Universal Design
 1. Importance of Universal Design
 2. Developmental Stage of Universal Design in Society
 3. Aiming at Creating Goods Based on a Concept of Universal Design
 4. Universal Design and Barrier-Free in Our Daily Life
 5. Aiming at Society Where Everyone Can Work

Chapter 8 Development of World’s First Disk Braille Display
 1. Sensory Substitution Studies and Tactile Studies in Japan
 2. Information Communication Devices for People with Visual Disabilities
 3. Development of World’s First Disk Braille Display
 4. Evaluation and Role of ASKK TEN-TEN
 5. Result of User Test
 6. Result Analysis of User Test
 7. Reasons for Discontinuation of Production after 7 years from its Launching
 8. Tactile Display Development and Applied Technology

Part IV Device Development and Roles of Persons with Visual Disabilities

Chapter 9 Development of Assistive Technology Based on Sensitivity Engineering
 1. Roles of Developers with Disabilities to Develop Information Support Technology
 2. Product Planning (Ideas) by Users and Developers
 3. Does Salable Product Planning Make a Social Contribution?
 4. Welfare Engineering and Assistive Engineering in Assistive Technology
 5. What Is User-centered Development?

Chapter 10 Possibilities of Assistive Technology Communicator (ATC)
 1. Who Is a Science Technology Communicator?
 2. Specific Case Study: Assistive Technology Communication in Development of Disk Braille Display
 3. Proposals by Assistive Technology Communicator

Final Chapter Assistive Technology and Information-Welfare
 1. Assistive Devices and Acceptance of Disabilities
 2. Support Based on Assistive Engineering
 3. Cross-sectional Research and Assistive Engineering
 4. Towards Information Welfare

Reference
Afterword
Introduction of the Author






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