[games_access] FYI Laptop for blind user
sandra_uhling at web.de
Wed May 11 03:51:41 EDT 2011
"Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
(Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, BMWi), HyperBraille is a
project engaged in developing a touch-sensitive tablet display for blind and
partially sighted users.
This pin-matrix display drastically increases the amount of information
perceivable to blind computer users through both hands, and enables them to
experience spatial structures and graphic symbols as additional information.
Ideally, objects such as text blocks, tables, menus and other elements of
the Windows user interface can be fully mapped to the pin-matrix display.
Moreover, geometric drawings, floor plans, diagrams and other information
can be made accessible to visually impaired students in teaching.
Developing the software required to control the tablet display is a major
part of the HyperBraille project, which focuses mainly on all standard
Office and Internet applications."
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