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VISIONS 2019 | Designing a Full-Page Tactile Display: What We Know and What We Don’t Know Yet

When

Wednesday May 15, 2019: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Where

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Description

Associate Professor, University of Michigan, presents

Designing a Full-Page Tactile Display: What We Know and What We Don’t Know Yet 

Sile O'Modhrain is an associate professor at the University of Michigan where she holds a joint appointment in the Performing Arts Technology (PAT) program in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and in the school of information. Her research focuses on human-computer interaction, especially interfaces incorporating haptic and auditory feedback. She earned her master's degree in music technology from the University of York and her PhD from Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). She has also worked as a sound engineer and producer for BBC Network Radio. In 1994, she received a Fulbright scholarship, and went to Stanford to develop a prototype haptic interface augmenting graphical user interfaces for blind computer users. For the past six years, she has been working with Brent Gillespie and Alex Russamanno to design and build a full-page tactile array to support the display of braille and tactile graphics.  

Join Sile as she discusses being part of the team at UM exploring new techniques for building a full-page tactile display, thoughts on interacting with content on these displays, what has been discovered about working with information on a full-page dynamic tactile display, and the questions that remain relating to the design of content and guidelines for those who will prepare materials for these devices.

This event is part of VISIONS: What's New in Technology for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Physically Disabled. For more information about VISIONS, click here.