DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER MONITOR UTILIZING A FULL SCREEN BRAILLE DISPLAY.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6943
Amount: $30,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1224 Pattee, Box 280, Perry, IA, 50220
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JOHN C JACOBSEN
 VICE PRESIDENT
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE COMPUTER MONITOR FOR THE BLIND, UTILIZING BRAILLE CHARACTERS AS OPPOSED TO ALPHANUMERIC WILL BE PURSUED DURING PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT.BY COMBINING CURRENT STATE OF THE ART ELECTRONICS AND UTILIZING SOME SPECIAL HYDRAULICS, A SCREEN COULD BE DEVELOPED CONSISTING OF HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED MINIATURE PINS ARRANGED IN A STANDARD BRAILLE PATTERN. THE RAISING AND LOWERING OF SELECTED PINS WOULD RESULT IN BRAILLE SCRIPT THAT COULD BE READ BY A BLIND USER. THE FOCUS OF THERESEARCH WILL INVOLVE ADAPTING THE UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF A NEWLY DEVELOPED FLUID INTO THE BRAILLE MONITOR HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. A SMALL SYSTEM PROTOTYPE CONSISTING OF TWO LINES OF PINS AND FIFTEEN CHARACTERS PER LINE WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR THIS INITIAL INVESTIGATION.

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