The Graphiti promises to revolutionize how the blind access digital tactile graphics and more. Graphiti is a dynamic multi-level full page refreshable tactile touch display developed by Orbit Research for the American Printing House for the Blind. Through the use of variable-height pins, the Graphiti depicts dynamic graphical content such as topographical maps, floor plans, and charts and depicts all in color.  Images can be transferred from a PC and displayed on the Graphiti. Once displayed on the Graphiti, the user can zoom in or out for greater control of the graphic’s details. Additionally, A user can draw directly on the refreshable braille display, scroll, erase and save images drawn via touch on the Graphiti to a PC. The final product is expected to measure 8.5 x 11 inch by 1.5 inches, with a display area of 9.7 x 6.4 inches that can display both in portrait and landscape. The Graphiti will enter field testing soon, and is expected to come to market soon after.

For details, visit the APH website: www.aph.org/graphiti

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