BVI News & Updates

  • Blind student devises audio-tactile graphics display

    Posted by Columbia Regional Program on 1/14/2016

    A blind undergraduate is developing an audio-tactile graphics display (TGD) that turns scientific and mathematical diagrams and graphs into a touchable format, in an attempt to make life easier for visually impaired students.

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  • Students Learn to Play Ball Despite Visual Impairments

    Posted by Columbia Regional Program on 11/13/2015

    Students with visual impairments in Tyler Texas learn to play baseball, volleyball, golf, and other games at a recreation event focused on encouraging participation in sports and liesure. 

    Check out this related story on "Beep Baseball" at CBS News.

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  • Unseen Art Open Source Platform Allows Individuals with Visual Impairment to Enjoy 3D Printed Art

    Posted by Columbia Regional Program on 11/12/2015

    Marc Dillon, founder of Unseen Art, is making classic forms of classic art, including paintings and sculptures, more accessible to the blind and visually impaired using 3D printing techniques. 

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  • Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference - November 18-21, 2015

    Posted by Columbia Regional Program on 11/9/2015

    The 12th biennial Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference brings together the most current thinking on all forms of literacy, including print, braille, auditory, tactile graphics comprehension and the use of assistive technology. Presentations will address the needs of a range of ages and all levels of ability, including conventional and functional literacy.

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