Towards Displaying Graphics on a Cheap, Large-Scale Braille Display

Elisabeth Wilhelm*, Thorsten Schwarz, Gerhard Jaworek, Achim Voigt, Bastian E. Rapp

*Corresponding author voor dit werk

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Large-scale Braille displays will make participation in modern media society easier for visually impaired people. At the moment extensive research is done on developing new technologies for affordable refreshable Braille displays. However, the developed displays often do not match the user requirements. This is because most of the engineers entrusted with the development know little to nothing about the potential users of their systems. To bridge that gap we carried out an online survey. Within this survey 69 people who either are visually impaired themselves or take care of someone who has lost his/her sight stated their opinion on how a large-scale refreshable Braille display should be designed. The results of this survey were used to build a first prototype of a large-scale refreshable braille display for displaying text and tactile graphics. This prototype relies on cheap, energy efficient microfluidic phase change actuators.

Originele taal-2English
TitelComputers Helping People with Special Needs
SubtitelICCHP 2014
Redacteuren K. Miesenberger , D. Fels, D. Archambault, P. Peňáz, W. Zagler
Plaats van productieCham
Aantal pagina's7
Volume 8547
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-319-08596-8
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-319-08595-1
StatusPublished - 2014
Extern gepubliceerdJa
Evenement14th International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons
ICCHP 2014: Computers Helping People with Special Needs
- Paris, France
Duur: 9-jul.-201411-jul.-2014

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN van geprinte versie0302-9743


Conference14th International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons
ICCHP 2014


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