Low-cost Computer Graphics Screen Reader for the Vision Impaired

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S11019
Agency Tracking Number: H133S110019
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 84.133S-1
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite 190, Maple Grove, MN, 55369-
DUNS: 927303412
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin  Kramer.
 (763) 515-5315
Business Contact
Research Institution
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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