||My work at Smith-Kettlewell focuses on the research and development of innovative approaches to information accessibility for blind and visually-impaired consumers.
Areas of active research involve the integration of inexpensive software adaptations, existing mainstream technologies, mobile platforms, and the Internet. Current projects include the development of a web-based tool for the automated production of tactile street maps (TMAP); investigation of the use of an off-the-shelf smartpen as a platform for next-generation audio/tactile graphics; a psychophysical investigation of haptically-integrated sonification techniques; and the development of a virtual, wireless Braille keyboard (the WearaBraille) for use with smartphones and mobile platforms.
I am actively involved with many local and national organizations concerned with technology and visual disabilities, including the DAISY Consortium, the Web Accessibility Initiative, and BeneTech’s DIAGRAM project.
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