Braille, Innovations, and Over-Specified Standards

Abstract The new Tiger embossing technology, developed in the author’s research group, produces more readable Braille than conventional embossers. The better readability traces to a smaller diameter embossed dot than […]

EMERGING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES FOR ACCESSIBLE MATH

Abstract This panel session discusses new approaches to making mathematical expressions accessible to computer users with print-disabilities. The panel members focus on three software products: WinTriangle[6], ChattyInfty[9], and MathPlayer[4]. All […]

Scientific Diagrams Made Easy with IVEO™

Abstract: Virtually all modern scientific documents and textbooks use graphical illustrations and/or data displays. The ViewPlus IVEO™ technology, based on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is being developed to permit scientists […]

Braille Math Made Easy With The Tiger Formatter

Abstract: The Tiger® Braille Formatter is a Windows® software application used to transform MS Office documents into a form suitable for embossing on ViewPlus® Tiger® technology embossers. Tiger® embossers have […]

Accessible DAISY SVG Graphics with ViewPlus IVEO

A DAISY working group is currently developing a recommendation permitting rich graphical information to be included in DAISY books using the Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) format. The ViewPlus IVEO SVG […]

Audio/Touch Access to Paintings using ViewPlus IVEO

Two dimensional graphical information can be made quite accessible to blind people with “audio/touch”. Two dimensional art is one example. The Mona Lisa has been chosen to illustrate such accessibility. […]

Accessing Graphical Information in Future DAISY Books

This presentation was a demonstration of graphics access similar to what is anticipated for future DAISY books. Portable DAISY audio players will provide at least the title and description of […]

MAKING SCIENTIFIC GRAPHICS ACCESSIBLE WITH VIEWPLUS IVEO®

The “audio/touch” method [Parkes 1988, Parkes 1991] is known to provide excellent access to graphical information. Blind people who are unfamiliar with tactile graphics or even with Braille can understand […]

LIFE CYCLE OF A DAISY BOOK WITH MATH: FROM AUTHORING TO PLAYERS

This panel session covers all aspects of creating a DAISY book that contains math. Topics covered include authoring, using OCR, and MathML-aware DAISY players. Last year, the DAISY Consortium approved […]

AUDIO/TOUCH ARITHMETIC FOR CHILDREN

Making arithmetic accessible to blind children is difficult. Young blind children are still learning Braille skills and seldom have learned how to access two dimensional grids at the age that […]

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