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Haptics and Protactile Communication

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  • Haptics, "A standardized system for providing and or receiving visual and environmental information as well as social feedback via touch signals on the body"(HKNC, n.d.) and
  • Protactile, a practice and philosophy that emerged from "the realization that DeafBlind people’s intuitions about tactile communication are stronger than the intuitions sighted people have" and has changed the way they communicate, work with interpreters, and live (granda & Nuccio, 2018)


Helen Keller National Center. (n.d.). Haptics video series.

granda, aj & Nuccio, J. (2018). Protactile principles. Seattle, Washington: Tactile Communications.


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