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NON-IMPACT PRINTER AND PLOTTER FOR BRAILLE/MOON CHARACTERS AND TACTILE GRAPHICS

Objective

The devices developed by this project represent a breakthrough in information and communications technologies for blind and low vision people. They will considerably improve the physical possibilities of printing Braille and Moon characters and consequently extend their use. These can be produced faster and less noisily by printers and telefax machines on paper, plastic and other materials, and the addition of colour will allow characters for both blind and sighted persons to be printed on the same document. The device's unlimited graphics capability will remove the geometric limitations to on-line output of graphics, for example enabling blind children to learn geometry alongside sighted children in integrated education systems. The use of Moon characters by elderly people will also be revolutionised as its production gets easier.

Coordinator

Blista-Brailletec gemeinnützige GmbH
Address
Industriestr. 11
35041 Marburg
Germany

Participants (4)

Assoc. of the Blind and Visually-Handicapped of Portugal
Portugal
Address

Lisboa
Deutscher Verein d.Blinden u. Sehbehinderten
Germany
Address

Marburg
Finnish Central Federation for the Visually Handicapped
Finland
Address

Helsinki
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
United Kingdom
Address

Peterborough