Tactile Aids for Access to Advanced Software by Blind / Low Vision Users

Description:

This invention allows for the use of sophisticated software packages that employ Graphical User interfaces (GUIs) by blind/low vision (BLV) individuals. Current state of the art technology adapts the use of GUIs by eliminating the mouse based interface (MBI) through a combination of programmed keystrokes combined with audio information. The elimination of MBI, however, ultimately limits the BLV user to software packages that have been specially adapted for their use. A system has been developed that allows the BLV user to have refined control over MBI and permit true MBI events by using tactile screen overlays. The new system can be used in principal for any software package employing GUIs, but is particularly useful for science and engineering software packages and other advanced software packages that are not BLV friendly.

To see and read the issued patent, click the following link: http://vpred.uark.edu/documents/techventures/tech_docs/us8201090.pdf

 

 

 

Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Non-Provisional United States 12/269,965 8,201,090 11/13/2008 6/12/2012  
For Information, Contact:
Susie Engle
Program Coordinator
University of Arkansas
sengle@uark.edu
Inventors:
Robert Beitle
Harry Cheung
Noel Romey
Steven Setzer
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