Teaching Blind Kids Through Touch

Journal Papers

  1. J. L. Gorlewicz, J. Burgner, T. J. Withrow, and R. J. Webster III, “Initial Experiences Using Vibratory Touchscreens to Display Graphical Math Concepts to Students with Visual Impairments”, Journal of Special Education Technology, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 17-26, 2014. PDF (15.01 MB)
  2. R. J. Webster III, T. E. Murphy, L. N. Verner, and A. M. Okamura, “A Novel Two-Dimensional Tactile Slip Display: Design, Kinematics, and Perceptual Experiments”, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 150-165, 2005. PDF (466.26 KB)

Conference Papers

  1. J. L. Toennies, J. Burgner, T. J. Withrow, and R. J. Webster III, “Toward Haptic/Aural Touchscreen Display of Graphical Mathematics for the Education of Blind Students”, in World Haptics Conference, 2011, pp. 373-378. PDF (349.16 KB)
  2. T. E. Murphy, R. J. Webster III, and A. M. Okamura, “Design and Performance of a Two-Dimensional Tactile Slip Display”, in Eurohaptics, 2004, pp. 130-137. PDF (7.78 MB)
  3. A. M. Okamura, R. J. Webster III, J. T. Nolan, K. W. Johnson, and H. Jafry, “The Haptic Scissors: Cutting in Virtual Environments”, in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2003, pp. 828-833. PDF (377.5 KB)

Non-Refereed/Invited/Poster/Abstract/Short Papers

  1. J. L. Gorlewicz and R. J. Webster, III, “The Promise of Haptics in Teaching Math to the Blind”. NSF Advocacy Day, Washington D.C., 2012. PDF (1.37 MB)
  2. J. L. Toennies, J. Burgner, T. J. Withrow, and R. J. Webster, III, “Toward Haptic/Aural Touchscreen Display of Graphical Mathematics for the Education of Blind Students”. World Haptics Conference, 2011. PDF (1023.41 KB)

Ph.D. Dissertations

  1. J. L. Gorlewicz, “The Efficacy of Surface Haptics and Force Feedback in Education”. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2013. PDF (7.46 MB)