Improving Blind People's Graphical Information Literacy

Period of Performance: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Viewplus Technologies, Inc.
Principal Investigator


DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I proposal is to develop "audio-tactile" reading technologies. These should greatly improve access by blind people to typical graphs, charts, and diagrams in modern news, business, or scientific literature. Such access could dramatically improve their educational and professional opportunities. Quality of life for blind people is a mission of the National Eye Institute.