BrailleApp - Educational Mobile Application to Assist in the Learning of Braille Language

Raul Benites Paradeda, Ailton Francisco de Luna e Silva, Jones Granatyr, Alberto Signoretti

Abstract

Aiming to facilitate the learning process of the Braille System, we developed an educational application to assist people for learning this system. We developed the application initially in Portuguese, it was named as BrailleApp, and it was designed for mobile devices, which uses the Android Platform. All accessibility standards were implemented to make it as accessible as possible to all people, helping visually impaired people and not visually impaired in the learning process of this language. In this first version, the help to learning Braille is specifically to not blind people, although, with some difficulties, it is possible a blind person use the application. In future versions we hope to improve and facilitate the use of this application by blind people too. It is important to emphasize we do not intend to replace the conventional methods which assist in this task, but to be an application to complement the already existing techniques. In an empirical analysis, the results show that the application was positive in the sense of system requirements, functionalities, and accessibility. We expect BrailleApp will be another option to assist users in the teaching-learning process and contribute to the social integration of visually impaired with technologies.

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Paradeda R., Francisco de Luna e Silva A., Granatyr J. and Signoretti A. (2015). BrailleApp - Educational Mobile Application to Assist in the Learning of Braille Language . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-108-3, pages 523-529. DOI: 10.5220/0005427805230529


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@conference{csedu15,
author={Raul Benites Paradeda and Ailton Francisco de Luna e Silva and Jones Granatyr and Alberto Signoretti},
title={BrailleApp - Educational Mobile Application to Assist in the Learning of Braille Language},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={523-529},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005427805230529},
isbn={978-989-758-108-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - BrailleApp - Educational Mobile Application to Assist in the Learning of Braille Language
SN - 978-989-758-108-3
AU - Paradeda R.
AU - Francisco de Luna e Silva A.
AU - Granatyr J.
AU - Signoretti A.
PY - 2015
SP - 523
EP - 529
DO - 10.5220/0005427805230529