Sparkling Fingers 2.0
The project is based on the findings of the 23-month research project "Sparkling Fingers" (2008-2010) and intensifies the co-operation between the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology (TU Wien) and the Federal Institute of the Blind (BBI).
The project's main goal is the implementation of an e-learning system which opens Web 2.0 services to blind and visually impaired students. The focus lies on the participatory design of a robust and portable tablet that connects geo-localized audio recordings with tactile graphics using capacitive coupling techniques. "Sparkling Fingers 2.0" thus encompasses a wide interdisciplinary scope linking topics of perception training, mobility training, psychomotorics and social learning with new potentials in accessible computing and e-learning as well as crowd- and open-sourcing. The combination of tactile information and Web 2.0 services is a novelty and will allow the development of new scenarios in the field of technology-based special education.
Text: project management
This project has been completed.