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Pages: 168-177
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain

SLATE AND STYLUS: AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR BRAILLE WRITING

E.H. Kway1, N. Mohd Salleh2, R. Abdul Majid3

1Sultan Idris Education University (MALAYSIA)
2Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (MALAYSIA)
3National University of Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of Braille writing with slate and stylus the conventional method and the A-J+3+6 method. The authors conducted an experimental study at the cluster primary school for the blind; eighteen visually impaired students from Year 2 and Year 3. Ten blind students and eight low vision students were selected as samples. A modified method of Braille writing using slate and stylus derived from the abkl method and Mangold method namely A-J+3+6 method was used in this mix-method study. The qualitative data of focus group interview and observations were used to support the quantitative findings. Data analysis showed that method A-J+3+6 (M=76.11 SD=17.81) is more effective in Braille writing using slate and stylus rather than the conventional method (M=46.67, SD=24.6) is statistically significant at the 0.05 level (t=2.907, p<0.05). Data also showed that students who used the conventional method tend to do more mirror errors than students who used the A-J+3+6 method F=3.56, p<0.05. Meanwhile, study also found that there is no statistically significant between the visual acuity; low vision students (M=66.88, SD=26.98) mastered the Braille writing skills using slate and stylus better than blind students (M=57.0, SD=25.29) is not statistically significant at the 0.05 level (t=-0.799, p>0.05) Data also showed that there is no statistically significant in mastering the Braille writing skills using slate and stylus between the age of onset; students with congenital blindness (M=60.42, SD=27.91) and students with adventitious blindness (M=63.33, SD=23.17) is not statistically significant at the 0.05 level (t=-0.220, p>0.05).
@InProceedings{KWAY2010SLA,
author = {Kway, E.H. and Mohd Salleh, N. and Abdul Majid, R.},
title = {SLATE AND STYLUS: AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR BRAILLE WRITING},
series = {3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2010 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-2439-9},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {15-17 November, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {168-177}}
TY - CONF
AU - E.H. Kway AU - N. Mohd Salleh AU - R. Abdul Majid
TI - SLATE AND STYLUS: AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR BRAILLE WRITING
SN - 978-84-614-2439-9/2340-1095
PY - 2010
Y1 - 15-17 November, 2010
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2010 Proceedings
SP - 168
EP - 177
ER -
E.H. Kway, N. Mohd Salleh, R. Abdul Majid (2010) SLATE AND STYLUS: AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR BRAILLE WRITING, ICERI2010 Proceedings, pp. 168-177.
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