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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$30,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6943
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Jacobsen Holz Corp
1224 Pattee, Box 280, Perry, IA, 50220
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOHN C JACOBSEN
VICE PRESIDENT
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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