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Human Info Interact 2014, 1(1): 77-89 Back to browse issues page
Survey the Opinion of Blind and Visually Impaired on Incorporating Gadgets in Providing Information Services and Resources to Them
Fatemeh Zarmehr, Asefeh Asemi , Mitra Pashootanizade
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Background and Aim: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the opinion of blind and visually impaired of the possibility of employing gadgets in delivering resources and information services to them.

Method: The research method was descriptive - survey and questionnaires were used to collect data. The data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results: The result showed that respondent approved the use of information resources and services through variety of gadgets and the fact that gadgets are generally more desirable.  Based on the agreement in regard to the gadgets used as resources and information services to blind and visually impaired it was found that mobile phone and pocket PC were in  the first place (56.7%), Google glasses in second place(55%) e-book readers in third place (54.4%), tablets in fourth place (54.2%) and RFID systems in fifth place (44.1%).

Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study it is concluded that blinds ability to use gadgets in optimal utilization of resources and information services is possible and more than desirable.  As a results we can make proper use of the new technology in order to present resources and information services to blinds and visually impaired

Keywords: Information services, Information resources, Blind, Low vision, Gadgets
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Zarmehr F, Asemi A, Pashootanizade M. Survey the Opinion of Blind and Visually Impaired on Incorporating Gadgets in Providing Information Services and Resources to Them. Human Info Interact. 2014; 1 (1)
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تعامل انسان و اطلاعات Human Information Interaction