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HaptOSM – Creating tactile maps for the blind and visually impaired

  • This paper describes the latest accomplishments on the current research that is based on the master’s thesis “Ein System zur Erstellung taktiler Karten für blinde und sehbehinderte Menschen” (German for “A system creating tactile maps for blind and visually impaired people”) (Hänßgen, 2012). The system consists of two parts. The first part is new software especially designed and developed for creating tactile maps addressing the needs of blind and visually impaired people on tactile information. The second is an embossing device based on a modified CNC (computer numerical control) router. By using OpenStreetMap-data, the developed system is capable of embossing tactile maps into Braille paper and writing film.

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Author:Daniel Hänßgen
DOI original:https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110443905-058
Parent Title (English):Mensch und Computer 2015 Workshopband
Publisher:de Gruyter Oldenbourg
Place of publication:Berlin
Editor:Anette Weisbecker, Michael Burmester, Albrecht Schmidt
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2015
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Hannover
Release Date:2016/07/08
Tag:Tactile map
First Page:405
Last Page:410
Link to catalogue:1030889104
Institutes:Fakultät II - Maschinenbau und Bioverfahrenstechnik
Fakultät IV - Wirtschaft und Informatik
DDC classes:004 Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0