Low-cost Computer Graphics Screen Reader for the Vision Impaired

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Amount:
$75,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
H133S11019
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S110019
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-1
Small Business Information
Advanced Medical Electronics Corporation
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite 190, Maple Grove, MN, 55369-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
927303412
Principal Investigator
 Kevin  Kramer.
 (763) 515-5315
 kkramer@ame-corp.com
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project develops a multimodal computer graphics visualization tool that is based on an inexpensive consumer electronic product, a wireless haptic accessory device, and visualization software. During Phase I, a prototype is developed and compared against hard-copy embossed print outs and an expensive piezo-electric display. This research is based on the issues faced by the blind and visually impaired in gaining access to electronic graphical information such as charts, plots, and images. Accessibility features such as screen readers make electronic textual information widely accessible; however, the same is not true for graphical information.

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