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A image taken beneath a see-through braille page shows two hand with index fingers pressing into the surface reading braille cells.

braille

Not only will multiple lines of text enable faster reading, it will preserve the layout, spacing, indentations, and other formatting cues that contextualize information. Multiple lines will also give access to other forms of spatial information such as musical notation, mathematics and spreadsheets.

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A raised-line tactile graphic of two sine waves. A finger is in view touching the line of one of the sine waves..

graphics

The display will enable real-time access to tactile graphics that are currently only accessible in hard-copy form, such as bar charts, XY-plots, graphs, and diagrams. Tactile graphics will come to life through the touch-sensing interface, enabling users to create, edit and interact with spatial content.

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A tactile map is shown from an oblique angle with two hands exploring the surface.

maps

While tools exist for creating embossed and raised-line maps, none are available on-demand in real time, which represents a huge accessibility barrier for blind people. Our product will allow quick access to tactile representations of surroundings for navigation.

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Icons of several categories of electronic devices are shown, including a laptop, computer screen, tablet, and cell phone.

media

A large-area refreshable display will enable touch-mediated interaction with digital information akin to interaction with modern graphical user interfaces. The product will simplify digital interaction by helping to preserve the spatial layouts of websites and other forms of spatial digital content.

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BRAILLE

Not only will multiple lines of text enable faster reading, it will preserve the layout, spacing, indentations, and other formatting cues that contextualize information. Multiple lines will also give access to other forms of spatial information such as musical notation, mathematics and spreadsheets.

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GRAPHICS

The display will enable real-time access to tactile graphics that are currently only accessible in hard-copy form, such as bar charts, XY-plots, graphs, and diagrams. Tactile graphics will come to life through the touch-sensing interface, enabling users to create, edit and interact with spatial content.

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MAPS

While tools exist for creating embossed and raised-line maps, none are available on-demand in real time, which represents a huge accessibility barrier for blind people. Our product will allow quick access to tactile representations of surroundings for navigation.

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WEB

A large-area refreshable display will enable touch-mediated interaction with digital information akin to interaction with modern graphical user interfaces. The product will  simply digital interaction by helping to preserve the spatial layouts of websites and other digital content.