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Tactile Displays: Their Current State and a New Approach

  • P. W. F. Coleman

Abstract

This paper seeks to explore the types, functions and desired attributes of tactile displays and their current realisations. Much attention is given to design rationale and problems, and a method for classifying braille reading techniques is put forward. The paper looks at theoretical implementations of transient displays, before detailing the design on which I am working.

Keywords

Blind People Computer Terminal Blind User Tactile Display Dynamic Display 
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References

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    A Grunwald: A Braille Reading Machine. Science, vol. 154, 7th October 1966, pages 144–146.Google Scholar
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    P.W.F. Coleman: Computer Terminals For The Blind. Electronics 6 Power, March 1972.Google Scholar
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    P.W.F. Coleman: Microprocessors Aid The Blind. Microprocessor Workshop, University of Liverpool, September 1977.Google Scholar
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    P W F Coleman: Microprocessor Systems for the Blind - A Cautionary Tale. Proceedings of the Conference on Microprocessors in Automation and Communications September 1978; IERE Conference Proceedings No. 41.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. F. Coleman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer UnitUniversity of WarwickCoventryEngland
  2. 2.British Computer Association of the BlindUK

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