"DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM TO CREATE TACTUAL REPRODUCTIONS OF COMPUTER DISPLAYS"

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1857
Amount: $203,315.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1120 Nasa Rd One, Suite 410, Houston, TX, 77058
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Lamar Wiginton
 Investigator
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Business Contact
 DR. C. LAMAR WIGINTON
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO DETERMINE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A SYSTEM THAT WILL PRODUCE A FAITHFUL TACTUAL IMAGE IN THE FORM OF A RAISED LD LINE COPY ON PAPER OR FOIL OF ANY DISPLAY PRODUCED ON THE SCREEN OF A PERSONAL COMPUTER. THIS SYSTEM WILL ADDRESS PARTOF A VOID REMAINING IN THE ADEQUACY OF EXISTING SYSTEMS TO MORE FULLY ALLOW BLIND PERSONS TO INTERACT WITH COMPUTERS. THERE IS CURRENTLY NO EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR THE BLIND TO HAVE ACCESS TO TACTUAL REPRODUCTIONS OF SCHEMATICS, CHARTS, GRAPHAND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS WHICH ARE FREQUENTLY DISPLAYED ON A PERSONAL COMPUTER. THE PROPOSED INSTRUMENT WOULD ALLOW IN INPUT TO THE COMPUTER BY A SIGHTED OR NONSIGHTED PERSON AND PRODUCE A RAISED LINE REPRODUCTION OF THAT INPUT FOR USE BY A BLIND PERSON. IT WOUDL ALSO HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO P PRODUCE A TACTUAL REPRESENTATION OF ANY GRAPHIC OCCURING ON THE SCREEN. THE IMPLICATIONS OF SUCH AN INSTRUMENT WILL BE SIGNIFICANT. THE USES OF THE PROPOSED DEVICE ARE MYRIAD.

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