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New Technology Enables Many-Fold Reduction in the Cost of Refreshable Braille Displays

Published

Author(s)

John W. Roberts, Oliver T. Slattery, D W. Kardos, B Swope

Abstract

By analysis of the primary cost factors for existing refreshable Braille displays, a team at NIST has pioneered a new technology that can reduce the cost of the electromechanical portions of a Braille display by an extremely large factor, and the overall cost of a Braille display by as much as a factor of ten. A massive cost reduction in displays creates a new model for the purchase and use of Braille displays by individuals, by employers, and by educators. Readability and user control issues are are addressed. It is hoped that this technology will open a significant new market for low cost, high performance refreshable Braille displays.
Proceedings Title
Assistive Technologies; ASSETS 2000, International Conference | 4th | | ACM
Conference Dates
November 1, 2000
Conference Title
International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies; 2000

Keywords

accessibility, Braille, passive pin retention, tactile display

Citation

Roberts, J. , Slattery, O. , Kardos, D. and Swope, B. (2000), New Technology Enables Many-Fold Reduction in the Cost of Refreshable Braille Displays, Assistive Technologies; ASSETS 2000, International Conference | 4th | | ACM (Accessed May 21, 2024)

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Created November 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017