New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Telling time is a fairly simple task for sighted people. However, it poses considerable constraints on the blind and deaf blind people and communities. While there are time telling devices available in the market, those designs and implementations are inaccurate and exclusive. Tactile watches allow the user to open the cover of the watch and feel the hour and minutes hand with the corresponding dots raised to indicate the number. This gives the user a general idea of the time. Speaking time telling devices operate by announcing the time when the user presses a button to indicate their need to tell the time. Such devices can go unheard in loud areas and can be problematic and noisy in a quiet classroom/work environment. Additionally, such devices serve no purpose for the deaf blind people as they cannot hear. This objective of this project is to develop an inexpensive, user-friendly, digital braille time telling device which will resolve all the inaccuracy and problems existing models pose. This proposal will explore further the details of the working principle, design and implementation of such a device.
Rabbani, S., & D'Arrigo, J. D., & He, S., & Elzawawy , A., & Rahemi, H. (2016, June), MAKER: A Braille Clock Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25593
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