Cognition Map for the Visually Impaired Individuals in the Special School Type A (Case Study: SMP/SMALB A YPAB Surabaya)
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- Cognition map, visual impairment, senses
Visually impaired individuals have limitations in vision to capture the information; thus, they have their uniqueness in performing cognition maps. This research is conducted to identify the cognition map by visually impaired individuals in SMP/SMALB A YPAB Surabaya. Based on initial observation, the school has not been designed according to the accessibility standard. Therefore, this research also aims to find out the elements used by visually impaired individuals in understanding their existing environmental conditions. The research uses a descriptive qualitative method by mapping the movement of the visually impaired people and the existing environmental data. The mapping is obtained by a person-centered mapping method with samples from the totally blind, low vision, and a group of blind students that moves without the help of others. Then, analysis is done on the linkage between movement patterns with existing environmental data. As a result, the cognition maps show a difference in the use of physical elements for totally blind, low vision, and group students. The totally blind and the group students primarily used a sense of touch from hands; the second is from the foot. Meanwhile, the low vision students still primarily used the sense of vision, not much with the sense of touch.
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TY - CONF AU - Muhammad Satya Adhitama AU - Rizka Nur Afifah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/30 TI - Cognition Map for the Visually Impaired Individuals in the Special School Type A (Case Study: SMP/SMALB A YPAB Surabaya) BT - Proceedings of the International Conference of Heritage & Culture in Integrated Rural-Urban Context (HUNIAN 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 190 EP - 194 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.200729.029 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.200729.029 ID - Adhitama2020 ER -